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Consultation and Communication

Safety based communication takes place with the help of posters and Safety Alerts posted on notice boards. The business language is English but we also post Arabic translations. Safety meetings take place in the form of department meetings and with the construction and drilling contractors that support our operation.


Documentation, Document and Data Control, and Record Management

Documentation such as procedures, work instructions, checklists, etc. are being maintained in good order and are revised as circumstances may require or at least once a year as part of our continuous improvement.  We also maintain good records of accidents, incidents and near misses, as well as communications records (Safety Alerts and memos), inspections records and actions tracking, safety meetings, training, inductions, reports, etc. With the implementation of the HSE Passport we will count on a very effective tool for recording each employee training, thus permitting us to have a more effective control of the training needs of all personnel. 


Operational Control

The operation is engineered to a high standard and all our facilities are operated by trained personnel. Safety and Environmental issues are of main concern for supervisors and operators at all the Gas Oil Separation Plants (GOSP) of Akakus Oil Operations (AOO) 


Emergency Preparedness and Response

We have trained fire crews that are stationed at our productions sites, at the CCX and at the Zawia storage facility. At El Sharara we also have 24 auxiliary crew members to support in prolonged incidents. We carry out plant emergency drills on a regular basis.



Performance Measurement and Monitoring

We record and measure improvements in safety performance. The STOP Program will help us improve in the tracking of unsafe acts and conditions; we also, as mentioned before, have our own action tracking system to close out safety related issues which have been raised on our regular inspections of the production facilities, workshops and offices.


Accidents, Incidents, Non-Conformances, Corrective & Preventive Actions

We record and investigate all accidents, incidents and near misses. The recorded information is classified as follows.


·        Near Miss, an unplanned event that had potential to injure a person or cause damage to the process or other equipment.

·        First Aid, where someone gets injured in a minor way that requires a single medical treatment, not necessarily by a medic or doctor, but rather by a trained first aid person.

·        Medical Treatment, when someone requires more than one visit to the medic to dress a wound or receive stitches and then have them removed.

·         Lost Time Injury LTI, when as a result of an accident, the person is not able to work the following day, because of the injury received in that accident. 

·        Fatality, when a person is killed as a result of an accident or dies afterward due to the result of injuries sustained by that accident.   


Vehicles and Land Transportation

Akakus Oil Operation has taken a special interest in eliminating or reducing to a very minimum the number of vehicle accidents and incidents occurring in the field. For this purpose, Desert Driving Instructors were contracted to train all personnel on driving skills on desert tracks. The Company is also purchasing speed limiters to be installed on all vehicles; these devices will help in keeping vehicles running within approved speed limits.


Inspections and Audits

Inspections are carried out by the safety group on all areas of the business. The findings of these inspections are recorded in an Action Tracking System and then distributed to the concerned departments for the implementation of corrective actions. Follow-up inspections are conducted to ensure compliance. An Auditing system will be implemented as part of the SMS development planned for this year.


Management Review

These are focused in the Tripoli office and part of our aim to constantly improve the way we operate and maintain the safest environment possible.