We prevent risk situations in work centers through the seven basic rules for saving lives.
All our employees are responsible for safety, as well as contributing to the safety of all the people around us.
In 2009, in order to bolster our safety culture, the seven basic rules that prevent risk situations (which lead to most fatal accidents in our centers) were approved and an exhaustive communication plan was drawn up. We communicated and distributed this in order to raise awareness of the importance of compliance. During 2011 as a continuation of the work carried out, this campaign will be reinforced specifically for each business.
We encourage a safety culture
We encourage a safety culture through information, consciousness, awareness, and training aimed at employees and contractors, as well as the people around us. We use different channels for disseminating information, rules, and technical documentation.
In 2010, a total of 13,497 employees received 186,982 hours of training occupational health and safety.
The main training programs we carried out during 2010 relate to safety and environmental risk management and change management, as well as reinforcing knowledge of the HAZOP analysis methodology. We customized training given in Spain, Argentina, Peru, and the United States.
In addition, we continue to intensify our training programs for contractors with a view to improving the control of typical risk situations in company activities. In 2010 we gave around 591,940 hours of training to contracted personnel.
Sharing good practice in the company
In order to improve the culture of safety in our company, we worked to support the exchange of experiences and good practice by different Repsol units.
A program focused on knowledge exchange was implemented at the Asphalt Unit in the Marketing Europa division. This involved the temporary exchange of facility heads for a brief period of time in order to learn from other people from other facilities, contribute experiences and performance improvements, and jointly take advantage of best practices. The program encouraged the exchange of knowledge, contributing to improved plant management.
|7 rules to save your life|
|At the Wheel, drive safely.|
|For any activity, a current work permit.|
|Lockouts always secure and marked.|
|Accesing confined spaces, only with autorization.|
|During excavations, secure the area.|
|When working at heigh, secure your protection and supports.|
|During lifting operations, never stand below the load.|
|Training in safety and occupational health 2010(23)|
|Rest of Latin America(26)||13,764||1,098||22%|
|Rest of the world(27)||13,169||918||52%|
|(23)||The data includes training of our regular and temporary personnel. This does not include the training of contractor personnel.|
|(24)||Persons attending courses.|
|(25)||Percentage of persons who have undergone training in relation to the total staff.|
|(26)||Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.|
|(27)||EEUU , Libya, Norway, Portugal, and Trinidad and Tobago.|
More information on this campaign and its results at basicsafetyrules.repsol.com
The Marketing Portugal unit has been promoting safety program awards since 2005. These programs promote a culture of safety, preventing accidents through the identification of potential incidents (probable scenarios with the potential to cause damage to persons, equipment, or the environment). All Marketing Portugal personnel can participate in this program, including associated companies, contractors, and others. At periodic meetings, where safety and environment matters are analyzed, the winning PINs are selected from each Business or function and all the employees of Marketing Portugal and the associated companies are notified of the results.
External awareness - raising campaigns
Following are our 2010 highlights:
• We undertook a training campaign pertaining to our upstream activities at Cardon IV for local communities and trade unions designed to develop and improve the quality of local labor as potential candidates for employment in offshore work. Training related to several aspects of health, safety, and environment, as well as other courses taught through the Cooperating School of Employers and Drivers of Maracaibo R.S.
• We participated as exhibitors and as a member of LADS (Latin American Drilling Safety), in Peru. The La Pampilla refinery collaborated in producing a geographic information system to identify the essential resources for responding to natural disasters (earthquakes/tsunamis) in Lima and Callao. The program is promoted by the Peruvian Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) and the United Nations Development Program. The La Pampilla refinery participated in the module on energy supply, as it is the main supplier of Lima and Callao, and due to its strategic location. We designed an emergency action plan and collected information to create a database under the auspices of international institutions such as the French Institute for Research for Development (IRD) and Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) in Italy. The refinery also participated in the communications network so that the complex would have appropriate communications in place in the event of an emergency.
• We carried out training activities at the LPG unit in Spain, aimed at personnel from collaborating companies (Repsol Gas Services, Official Services, tanker drivers, etc.) with the aim of updating their knowledge to achieve best practices in their activities. Several conferences took place on accident interventions, including theoretical and practical training with real fire, for firefighters, civil defense, and local police.