KPRL Emergency Response Training School

The need for hands-on, competency-based firefighting training for hydrocarbon-based fires in the Oil and Gas Industry cannot be over-emphasized. KPRL is a DOSHS Certified Fire Training Centre endowed with both technical and infrastructural resources. To this end, KPRL is uniquely placed to deliver an important industry service in the East and Central Africa region.

KPRL Ag. CEO, Mr. Joseph Ndoti receiving the KPRL Emergency Response Training School DOSHS Certified Certificate from PS15 (KPRL) Ag. General Manager, Mr. Tom Mailu. Looking on is the HRM, Mr. Martin Wahome

As a facility KPRL has Fire Engines, Fire Training Grounds, well-trained and experienced Fire Trainers, Fire Suppression systems including Fire Water Ring Main, Fire Monitors, Sprinklers, and Deluge Systems, all of which can be accessed during the training.

The Fire Training ground is equipped with training props that can simulate Live Pump Seal Leak Fires, Live Falling Prop Fires, LPG Leak Fires, Confined Space Rescue, Search and Rescue Drills, Breathing Apparatus Training, and Service by 10bar Water Hydrant System.

Fire Safety Trainer and Auditor, Mr. Abdallah Bambaulo demonstrating the use of a foam cart in one of the training sessions

The Modules Offered are Basic Firefighting (Theory and Hands-on), Breathing Apparatus, Fire Extinguisher Awareness, Fire Appliance Operations, Incident Command, and Confined Space Entry. Amongst the groups which have trained at the facility are the County Government of Mombasa Fire Fighting Trainees and others in the Oil and Gas sector.

As a company, we boast of highly experienced Fire Facilitators with a combined experience of over 45 years in practical Fire Management hands-on experience. The institution is covered by Three Government Approved, DOSHS Certified Fire Trainers and Auditors who qualified recently.

KPRL First Intervention Team Members in a group photo after fire drill exercises with Fire Safety Trainers

Legal Compliance and Corporate Governance

A Governance and Legal Audit is an independent assessment of an organization with a view to expressing an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the organization’s policies, systems, practices, and processes. It is an effective mechanism of checking compliance with legislation, regulations, and codes of best practices and helps to detect cases of non-compliance and facilitate the taking of corrective measures.

This year the Board of KPRL engaged Robson Harris & Company Advocates to carry out a Governance Audit of the Corporation for the financial years 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19.

In their opinion, the Board of KPRL has put in place fairly good Governance Practices and largely complies with all legal requirements. The governance structures and systems of the Corporation are in accordance with ICS Audit Standards and Guidelines and conform to global standards.

To attain full compliance which KPRL is committed to attaining, a training on Governance was carried out for the Board members and senior management from 1st to 3rd of September 2021 at Swahili Beach Hotel by Robson Harris & Company Advocates in collaboration with the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya. This was well received by those who attended.

KPRL Achieves 2 Million Workhours Without Lost Time Injury (LTI)

THE JOURNEY

Health Safety and Environment (HSE) matters are critical in the operations of KPRL. Consequently, everyone within the organization is committed to the goal of eliminating all work-related injuries and adverse health effects. On Thursday 10th September 2020, KPRL embarked on a journey towards achieving 2,000,000 workhours without Lost Time Injury(LTI) by tracking cumulative work hours. On Sunday 11th April 2021, this target was achieved with elation by both KPRL Staff and Contractors site-wide. This was after two hundred and thirteen (213) days of commitment, resilience, and focus towards Health, Safety, and the Environment by everyone.

KPRL has very robust safety tools on HSE Matters which contributed to this milestone. The tools include;

  • HSE Commitment and Policy which contains commitment to eliminate all work related injuries and carrying out activities with proper regard to the environment.
  • HSE procedures including and not limited to Incident investigation and reporting procedures, Job Safety Analysis done for all project and maintenance works to identify/assess the hazards and put in place control/mitigation measures before commencing work.
  • Permit To Work System which is a detailed system on works done at KPRL keeping in mind the safety of all persons working on that job.
  • HSE Golden Rules of COMPLY with all KPRL Procedures and regulations, INTERVENE when colleagues are not complying and RESPECT to neighbors (both internal and external)
  • Conducting Safety At Work Always (SAWA) Audits and reporting and rewarding of Near Misses to generate learning points.
  • Conducting Standstills which are normally Safety Messages communicated site wide.
  • HSSE campaign through quarterly safety raffles
  • KPRL carried out the safety and health committee meetings, work place HSE Management and statutory First Aid trainings as part of capacity building to both members of staff and contractors.

In the spirit of promoting Safety Awareness, the KPRL Management organized a Safety Raffle in commemoration of this milestone achievement (2Million Workhours). The raffle involved participation by all KPRL Staff and Contractors on-site who contributed to the work hours.

COVID – 19

As a company, we progressed the implementation of containment measures against covid-19 in line with all the government protocols and guidelines issued from time to time. This was achieved through preventive strategies such as social distancing, use of face masks, heightened hygiene levels, provision and use of hand sanitizer, temperature screening, and fumigation of work areas to maintain a safe working environment.

There is always time for HSE. Good HSE performance is a win-win situation for everyone whereas accidents create losses for all.

Presentation of Legal and Corporate Governance Audit Report

The KPRL Audit Report FY 2016-19 by Robson Harris & Co Advocates was received by Ag. CEO Mr. Joseph Ndoti on behalf of the Board witnessed by Human Resource Manager Mr. Martin Wahome and Manager Internal Audit and Compliance Mr. Anthony Magor.

In both reports, the corporation has substantially complied with material laws and regulations governing its operation and fairly put in place good governance practices, structures and working systems. The management agreed to work on the areas that need improvement as recommended by the Auditors.

KPRL takes this opportunity to thank Robson Harris & Co Advocates for offering a quality service and delivery in time.

Our Response to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic

KPRL (PS-15) Management has implemented the following measures to prevent/minimize the spread of COVID-19 virus within the facility: 

  1. Mandatory temperature screening for all persons accessing the premises.
  2. Provision of Hand sanitizers and hand washing facilities at different locations within the premises.
  3. Provision of face masks for frontline/customer interface employees.
  4. Cancellation of local travel for training or non-essential business assignments.
  5. Suspension of weekly employees Standstills and other non-essential gatherings/meetings to avoid crowding; Communications are now done through emails, posters and the local area network.
  6. Cautioned all workers on site against patronizing the local food kiosks along Refinery Road and instead encouraged carrying food from home.
  7. Heightened campaign on hand washing.
  8. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of offices, door handles, wash rooms, meeting rooms and other areas within the facility after every two hours.
  9. Reduced the number of employees on site to minimize personal contact and implemented work from home requirement.

Kenya’s First Crude Oil Receipt

The PS Petroleum and Mining Eng. Musonik flanked by Chair of KPRL Board of Directors Lilian Mahiri-Zaja, KPC Board Chair Mr. Ngumi and Tullow Oil official receiving the first Kenya’s crude oil delivery from Lokichar, Turkana County.

World Environment Day

The Ag. Chief Executive Officer Mr. Joseph Ndoti planting a tree at KPRL to commemorate world environment day. He is joined by KPRL staff and contractors.