KPRL has a comprehensive Health, Safety and Environment management system in place.
A high level of safety performance has been maintained. Currently, the refinery has achieved a milestone of over 1 Million work hours without a lost time incident. This level of performance compares very well with that of major refineries around the world.
All workers in the refinery are sensitized about HSE issues and the results have been very rewarding. HSE issues have been made a culture at the refinery. All new persons to the refinery must receive a safety induction before commencing work,
The safety message is disseminated through, for example, tool box talks and weekly “safety standstills”. Job safety analyses are done to assess the hazards and put in place control or mitigation measures before commencing work.
KPRL has an Alcohol and Drugs policy and surveillance in place. People entering the site are subject to alcohol testing.
Numerous incentives have also been initiated to promote safety at work, for example, raffle competitions and awards to people who spot and report near misses so that we can learn from them to prevent accidents.
There is an onsite dispensary and fire station fully equipped with three fire engines and an ambulance. The refinery is covered by a fire water pipeline system and there are also fire extinguishers in every corner of the refinery. To ensure our capability is fully competent, KPRL operates an emergency response school. KPRL welcomes the participation of third-parties at emergency response training sessions, both theory and practical.
In 2006 KPRL was selected to receive an Excellence Award in Safety and Health by the Directorate of Occupational Health and safety services in recognition of the company’s efforts in upholding high standards of safety and health at the work place.