Health and Safety

IPLOCA is totally committed to the promotion of health and safety in all areas of its influence and subscribes to the philosophy that all accidents are preventable. Therefore IPLOCA encourages all member organisations to implement the most efficient health and safety measures applicable to their activities. 

 

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Objectives

Improving safety in the pipeline industry, and above all, eliminating fatalities is a priority. To reach these objectives, the use of Key Performance Indicator is paramount. The HSE Committee is working hard to encourage ambitious KPI objectives to be reached in 2020:

  • Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), per million hours, of below 1
  • zero fatalities
  • minimum 30'000 recorded near misses
  • H&S training rate more that 15'000 hours per million hours worked

 

Health, Safety, and Environmental Statistics

Since 1999 IPLOCA has been collecting safety statistics from membership, such that aggregate statistics for the industry can be monitored and reported. In 2017, these statistics were combined with the Environmental statistics to create a unique form and report. All Regular Members are required to submit their Health, Safety, & Environmental Statistics to IPLOCA annually.

 

Health & Safety Award

An annual IPLOCA Health and Safety Award sponsored by Chevron is presented at the convention each year in recognition of a significant achievement in this field. 

 

Health & Safety Workshops 

IPLOCA organises workshops for members to share experiences and initiatives being put in practice to prevent incidents and accidents. Topics of past workshops were:

 

Health & Safety Shared Experiences

This databank aims to build up and share an inventory of best practices, lessons learned and safety alerts from the industry to improve safety on pipeline construction sites.

 

Available IPLOCA documentation: 

Download IPLOCA's Health & Safety Policy and Guidelines for Health & Safety System Structure 

Download IPLOCA's Incident investigation process  

 

Training material

Safety Culture: 
The INGAA Foundation, Inc. developed a video to define the desired construction safety culture and the attitudes and behaviors critical to achieving that culture. IPLOCA supports the INGAA Foundation Safety Culture video. To watch it, please click here (5 GB) or here (lighter version).

Safety Instructors Tool:
IPLOCA has adapted a course prepared by the Canadian Construction Council and other key stakeholders groups to address health and safety issues specific to pipeline construction in the oil and gas sectors. To review and order this DVD, please refer to the relevant section


External link: 

World Federation's Safety Guidelines for International Onshore Pipeline Construction