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Process safety

At Repsol we demand a high level of safety in all our operations. Improving the identification, evaluation and management of industrial risks is a key factor for increasing safety

Improving the identification, evaluation and management of industrial risks is a key factor for increasing safety. At Repsol we have a number of requirements and guidelines in place to ensure that risks are correctly identified, quantified, and managed throughout the lifecycle of an installation, from design until it is abandoned or dismantled. This prevents damage to people and assets, as well as minimizing environmental impact.

Our internal rule/regulation for safety and environmental risks in industrial assets, approved in 2010, included developing business plans to adapt installations to policy requirements. These plans formed part of the business objectives in 2011. Meanwhile, we are developing guides to facilitate the implementation of the rule/regulation, as well as specific training for businesses. In 2011, we developed and began providing advanced HAZOP training. The objective of this risk analysis methodology is to focus on aspects and guidelines that enable us to improve the quality of our research, develop accident scenarios, evaluate the risk and prioritize improvement actions.

In addition, in order to improve the safety of our facilities, we have continued to develop prevention indicators in line with best sector practices. To this end, we are members of the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC), the main European body focusing on this area, where we serve on the process safety indicators working group, allowing us to learn and adopt best industry practices.