Industrial Safety and Occupational Safety

The Company’s unconditional priorities in matters of industrial and occupational safety include continuous improvements to safety levels and reducing the rates of accidents, industrial injury and occupational disease.

In 2014, the Company continued work to monitor compliance with the production safety requirements at the facilities of subsidiaries. Production monitoring activities were carried out at 19 subsidiaries along with three inspections of the management systems for industrial, environmental and occupational safety as well as civil protection.

21.9 bn RUB ↑77.61%
expenses on industrial, environmental and occupational safety as well as civil protection measures in 2014 (excluding joint ventures and foreign assets)

When incidents take place at the Company, an investigation is conducted and corrective actions are prepared and implemented. In order to minimise risks in matters of industrial, environmental and occupational safety as well as civil protection at subsidiaries, accident prevention programmes and measures are developed and implemented each year along with programmes for compliance with the standards and requirements of industrial, transportation and fire safety.

The number of incidents at hazardous production facilities fell significantly during the reporting year compared with the 2013 level. At the same time, the injury rate increased due to the inclusion in reporting of figures from new assets, where the management system for industrial, environmental and occupational safety as well as civil protection remains in the introductory stage.

The Company devotes much attention to protecting the health of its workers. During the reporting year, Gazprom Neft developed and introduced a long-term strategy for disease prevention and the early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and also provided first aid training to workers. This work resulted in a 14.2% decrease in the number of deaths associated with health deterioration compared with 2013.

Number of incidents at hazardous production facilities
Number of accidents at hazardous production facilities

In 2014, work continued to implement transportation safety programmes, including the development of regulatory documents, conducting safety months and organising personnel training. The result was an 8.7% decrease in traffic accidents despite an increase in the distance travelled by 9 mn km/h.

In order to improve industrial safety levels, expert evaluations of the industrial safety of equipment were conducted during the reporting year and programmes were developed to bring the equipment of production facilities that has been in operation for more than 20 years into compliance with the requirements of industrial safety standards and rules.

In order to enhance fire protection measures, fire safety programmes were established and exercises were conducted on how to extinguish fires at the Company’s oil refining enterprises.

Number of people injured in accidents at work
Number of deaths in accidents at work
LTIFR injury rate