About the Project
As a leading multinational oil and gas company, preventing process safety incidents is the highest priority for our client. To obtain a license, each facility is required to submit a Safety Case in accordance with the OHS regulations.
As part of a 2 ½ year Vendor’s Due Diligence program, ESC reviewed Safety Case for its 100 hectares refinery in Geelong, Australia. Furthermore, ESC conducted an EHS review of Shell downstream assets including 1 refinery and more than 80 depots.
The objectives of the Safety Case are to demonstrate that the client has:
- Established a robust safety management system;
- Identified all potential major incidents relating to operation of the facility;
- Identified all hazards and threats that could result in the identified major incidents at the facility;
- Conducted a comprehensive and systematic safety case assessment of identified potential major incidents;
- Established control measures to eliminate or reduce risk to health and safety as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP);
- Implemented an emergency plan to control and minimise any major incident with potential on-site/off-site effects; and
- Established a review mechanism to ensure the safety case and control measures are continually assessed and updated as necessary.
Our Safety Case review helped the client ensure that they remain relevant and reflect the current state of operations, and that risk reduction measures are in line with industry best practices.