We encourage a culture of prevention and promote the reporting of near-accidents. We classify as near-accident, any event with the potential to cause injury to people, property damage or to the environment, but which has been avoided by circumstances. Near-accident reporting is a prevention management tool that contributes to the reduction of accidents. We raise awareness and encourage our stakeholders to report near-accidents.
Accidents occurring in Galp are investigated and the most relevant results are disseminated in the form of HSE Alerts. With this practice, we intend to disseminate the lessons learned from internal occurrences or those registered at international level in companies of the sector, ensuring that with this information everyone can act in order to eliminate the possibility of recurrence.
Galp’s incident reporting app
We have developed a mobile application for reporting these near-accidents application, with the aim of facilitating the process and thereby increasing the reporting rate of those occurrences, which could potentially turn into accidents later on. This app enables any employee, via a smartphone, tablet, or computer, to report essential information in a simple way, such as a description of the event, and the GPS location, and even to upload photos.
We follow and apply the requirements established at EU level for the Prevention of Major Accidents involving hazardous substances. We incorporate the guidelines issued by the regulating entities on this matter in our management systems. We analyze systematically the accidents that occurred in the sector, seeking to integrate in our operations the lessons learned. Internally, we publicize and promote the interdisciplinary discussion of accident reports.
Check the European Commission’s Accident Reporting System.