The oil industry requires a high degree of health and safety protection (HS), therefore INA has established a comprehensive system for occupational HS management, with special attention being paid to ensuring safe work performance and reducing the risks connected with daily operations, health preservation and improving, continuous employee education, training, informing and their active inclusion in the occupational HS improving.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETYIn order to achieve a high level of awareness and operability in the field of HS, INA Group has included all employee levels in the continuous improving of activities in the field of HSE. The positive trend is also achieved by implementing and improving the existing activities and projects and introducing new ones, which is evident in the improvement of HSE indicator value.
"Leadership engagement in achieving business excellence through HSE" is a multi-year programme launched in 2015 in the INA Group as part of a comprehensive programme by the MOL Group. The programme was initiated by conducting a survey on the HSE culture level. Based on the survey results, an interactive workshop for managers was developed, with the primary objective of raising the quality and level of HSE culture, awareness of its importance in daily activities and encouraging the management to assume the leading role in promoting HSE values and culture. Upon successfully completing the education activities with approximately 250 managers and 11 internal trainers during 2015 and 2016, the Programme is continued by organising interactive workshops on dialogue between managers and employees at the locations where the surveys were conducted.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT (HSE) MANAGEMENT ELEMENT
SINA Group is focused on safety standards and their improvement in order to ensure a safe environment, not only for their employees, but also for the contractor employees performing works for the INA Group. In accordance with the aforementioned, and in order to further promote the INA Group business, the following health, safety and environment (HSE) management elements were introduced:
SAFE DRIVING PROGRAMME
The safe driving programme was initiated in 2011 with the aim of improving the awareness of the hazards in traffic, and encouraging more responsible driving. The basic company standards are defined based on the Safe Driving Policy and the Safe Driving Standards, while the periodic campaigns and continuous education are used as the basic forms of approach to employees. A reporting process was also introduced (via a toll-free telephone 0800 1112 or e-mail: email@example.com) relating to safe driving and road safety, giving an opportunity to each person in traffic to report a situation they consider potentially hazardous, thus contributing to traffic safety. A team responsible for promoting the programme, monitoring and adjusting its performance, as well as for improving the implementation and ensuring the course of education was established at the INA Group level.
The road accident rate (RAR) is a key safety indicator in INA Group. In the last five years, with the implementation of the subject programme and related projects, major progress was recorded in the area of the subject key indicator, which decreased from 3.4 in 2011 to 0.8 in 2015 at the INA Group level. For INA, d.d. the results were even better, with 6.5 in 2010 and 0.7 in 2015. “Truck Driver Safety Fundamental" is the new ongoing programme launched in 2015, which contains the obligation of compliance with ten basic rules. The subject programme controls the greatest risk of causing serious accidents and has an effect on raising awareness of the target group - professional drivers.
HEALTH PROTECTION AND PROMOTIONThe common objective of health protection and promotion in our company are the basic human and life values; the protection, preservation and improvement of our employees' health.
The old folk saying "better safe than sorry" might best describe the importance of health protection. Medical examinations and expert advice with the aim of prevention and timely identification of illnesses and treatment are the basis of preventing damage to employee health and a reduced quality of life. In addition to medical examinations, which are a legal requirement, we provide our employees with screenings for major illnesses, as well as the service "Ask our doctors" for professional advice and consultation with contracted occupational medicine specialists via e-mail or in person.
Health promotion represents activities that enable the employees to actively participate in improving their own health and increasing the control over the factors defining the health.
The MPAV is a ten-day prevention programme, and the HPAV is a five-day prevention programme that include measures and procedures for medical rehabilitation, that is, physical and mental relaxation, and are performed in special hospitals for medical rehabilitation and treatment centres with the primary objective of prevention and the preservation and improvement of employee health and their working abilities.
With the aim of raising awareness and educating the employees on how to effectively manage stress both in the workplace and in the private life, we have been conducting the campaign “Less stress” since 2014, which includes interactive lectures and trainings by occupational medicine specialists and educated coaches-psychologists.
Under the slogan "Everyone can save a human life", in addition to complying with the legal minimum, refreshment courses in first aid with special emphasis on the effective recognition of cardiac arrest and resuscitation are also performed as internal education for all interested employees on an annual basis.
PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENTProcess safety refers to the hazardous plants and processes integrity management for the prevention of major accidents that would endanger the people, property, environment and the company reputation. It is necessary to understand the technological process in order to determine a satisfactory safety level, and the identified improvement measures are used as a tool in the system implementation plan. In order to monitor the progress in the process safety management, the indicators focused on the control power are used in incident prevention.
FIRE PROTECTIONComplete fire protection in the categorised INA Group facilities and continuous improvement of the fire protection status and fire fighting in general is a permanent task of fire protection and firefighting.
Fire protection activities are actively performed during the year in all INA Group facilities.
Significant activities are focused on coordinating the internal regulations, procedures and standards with the EU standards and best practices in the field of fire protection and fire fighting in the oil and chemical industry. Fire brigades, depending on the protected facility categorisation (category I and II), are in compliance with applicable legal regulations with regard to the required number of vehicles, equipment and number of firefighters.
When starting employment or changing the workplace, each INA Group employee shall undergo training in fire protection according to the programmes in the FP field, which are in compliance with the legal regulations of the country of operation of each INA Group Company, as well as all other forms of training and education. Continuous and constant education of all employees is aimed at preventive avoidance of all possible situations that may lead to fire and explosion.
Every year in May, the Fire Protection Month, additional fire drills are carried out in INA Group Companies under the supervision of the Commander of INA fire brigades and in cooperation with professional fire protection departments with the objective of improving the fire protection status. The central final drill was held on 23 May 2016 in Refinery Rijeka, and the objective of the drill was to demonstrate the readiness and response in an emergency.