Safety Performance

In 2011, we have experienced some safety incidents that have prompted us to review our systems, processes and procedures to ensure our operations adhere to the highest safety and health standards. The safety of our staff, contractors and communities living in the vicinity of our operations are paramount to us, and PETRONAS is proactively improving our safety measures.
To improve our process safety performance towards achieving operational excellence, PETRONAS has carried out a Third Party Process Safety Assessment on its implementation across the Group. The external assessment and benchmarking exercise was conducted in August 2010. The assessment recognised that process safety standards and requirements have been adequately established at Group level and translated into site-specific systems and documents at operating units. Action plans have been identified to address implementation issues on specific elements such as management of change, integrity management, work planning and procedures in order to improve process safety performance. These action plans include enhancement of technical governance through Tier-2 and Tier 3 assurance; extensive reporting on process safety implementation progress and performance to top management; strengthening of process safety leadership through management and leadership workshops, and the establishment of the HSE Control Framework.