Safety

Our top priority is the safety of our employees and the environment in which we operate.

Our top priority is safety

 

Exolum’s environmental, quality, safety and RDI management systems are grouped together in a single Integrated Management system (IMS), which is certified by the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR). Our infrastructure is designed in accordance with the strictest international standards and parameters.

 

We have a rigorous Safety and Prevention Management System (SMS), which includes standards for the elimination, minimisation and control of the risks posed by the company’s activities and related activities. The system covers all operations, equipment and processes, in addition to our own and contractors’ staff. Furthermore, all Exolum employees must be conversant with and apply the system.

 

This system also has OHSAS 18001 certification, which is considered the highest international level for occupational risk prevention.

 

The aim of the SMS is to:

 

– Ensure compliance with the applicable legislation, specific industrial regulations and internal safety regulations

– Prevent occupational diseases and accidents

– Eliminate or minimise the risks that exist in the workplace

    

Safety principles

 
 We carry out our activities in a way that protects our workers, facilities and immediate surroundings, and we are guided by the following safety principles:
Integrated safety

Each employee or collaborator has an active commitment and responsibility for their own safety as well as those around them.

Safety planning and control

We set annual safety targets and establish measures to achieve them.

Risk management

Potential risks are identified in all stages of the business, from initial project planning through to operations in our terminals and workplaces.

Continuous improvement in safety management

Our safety management systems are assessed regularly and subject to internal and external audits aimed at improving approaches, practices and processes to reduce potential risks, learn, and eliminate the risk of incidents.

Supplier and contractor engagement with safety policy

We assess and select our contractors and collaborators based on safety criteria, and require that they conduct themselves in accordance with our internal rules..

Continuous adaptation to regulations and excellence criteria

We strictly comply with the legislation governing the different infrastructure, operations and systems, and take account of the most exacting international standards, particularly for areas not covered by any specific legislation.

Employee helth and safety

We are committed to contributing to the protection of health and our surroundings, and are familiar with the effects of the processes and products we handle.

Communication, information, consultation and participation

We encourage our employees to communicate openly on risk prevention matters, promoting their participation and collaboration and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Training

We provide ongoing training in health and safety in the workplace to Exolum employees and our collaborators.

Engagement with society

We collaborate with the authorities and public and private entities on risk prevention and the improvement of safety conditions, and share our views and experiences for policy development.

Integrity

Our safety policy is consistent and coherent with our quality and environmental policies.

Pipeline protection

 

In Spain and the UK, we have a sophisticated pipeline network for the transportation of fuels. The special characteristics of the materials used in their construction, their design and the protective measures in place, make them one of the safest, most efficient and reliable modes of transport.

 

To guarantee their safety, we have a “Pipeline Integrity Plan,” prepared in accordance with the best international practices in the industry, which provides for mitigation measures, the frequency of infrastructure inspections, action protocols and monitoring and control indicators.

 

In Spain, we use a sophisticated satellite surveillance system for safe and efficient pipeline management, and perform regular inspections of the infrastructure on foot, in vehicles and from the air.

 

We also have good relations with the local authorities and the owners of the land through which the pipelines pass to ensure they are aware of the characteristics of the infrastructure and can count on their collaboration when necessary.

Contact for works in the area (only Spain)

 

Digitalised information on Exolum’s networks in Spain is available to any entity that requests it via the platform www.inkolan.com.

 

Through this system, city councils, building and engineering companies, and other entities performing works in the areas around the pipelines may download digital information on Exolum’s infrastructure in a controlled, reliable, easy and immediate manner.

 

Go to inkolan.com