In order to guarantee that both people and our facilities are safe and protected, we identify, assess, and manage the risks associated with industrial processes and assets throughout their life cycle, applying the highest international standards in design and using strict procedures during operation and maintenance tasks. All of this is done with the objective of preventing incidents related to industrial processes.
In order to reinforce our safety systems, the Company approved the new norm on Safety and Environment Incident Management in 2017. This new regulatory document replaces the previous Incident Management and Management of Improvement Measures and Lessons Learned procedures. The Basic Safety Rules norm was also approved and the global incident recording tool was updated.
This new approach makes it possible to assess incidents based on the severity of their real and potential consequences, which facilitates the management of each risk. It also assesses incidents which, despite having a low probability of occurrence, could have a significant impact on people, the environment, or facilities.
At Repsol, we have a Preemptive Safety Plan called SMArtKeys. This is a set of initiatives that focuses on process safety, in terms of people, plants, and processes that helps to adequately control and manage risks.
As a result of all this work, the process accident rate fell by 4.6% with respect to the previous year. With regards to personal accident rates, the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIF) recorded a similar value to that of the previous year, since the number of incidents with days lost fell by 7%, and the number of hours worked by 10%.
Furthermore, the Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TIFR) fell by 2% with respect to the previous year, due to a 14% reduction in incidents without lost time and 7% in incidents with lost time.
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Prevention and response to environmental incidents
Robust safety management minimizes the likelihood and consequences of spills. Therefore, the Company focuses on three areas: prevention, early detection, and emergency management. In the event of a spill, we activate emergency response mechanisms and subsequently establish new preventive actions to stop them happening again.
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