Culture, knowledge and experience

We ensure that our employees and partners are fit for their roles on a physical, mental and technical level. We take the skills and the empowerment of our employees and partners as a basic condition for the fulfilment of our commitment and responsibility. The selection and training of people based on a proper management of change is a basic principle that increases individual performance capacity and risk awareness concerning the activities to be carried out.

Safety culture

In 2018, we completed a new diagnosis of Galp’s safety culture, which covered all employees, resulting in the development of a strategic action plan to be implemented in the period 2018-2020. This will allow Galp to create and uphold an excellent safety culture. This strategic plan resulted in a corporate action plan and specific initiatives within organizational units.

The implementation of these plans will begin in 2019 and they are structured across four key areas:

  • Leadership commitment;
  • Physical environment;
  • Risk;
  • Social context.

Currently, some of these initiatives are already implemented, including the adoption of the Life Saving Rules, the reinforcement of training activities related to safety leadership and the development of a reward-consequence system for all of our operations.

Sharing of knowledge and experiences

Galp promotes training and learning opportunities, sessions for the exchange of experiences and dissemination of safety knowledge. These opportunities lead to continuous performance improvement and dissemination of best practices in identifying and managing risks, while at the same time promoting attitude and behavior changes.

As part of our Annual Safety Forum, Galp promoted an interactive session to share safety and security experiences with its business partners. Several speakers from other oil and gas and chemicals companies participated in the session and shared safety best practice, recent trends, knowledge and possible strategies in this area, which is of paramount importance to Galp’s overall safety practices.

Human factors in our activities 

We believe that incorporating human factors into HSE management has positive impacts on the safety of operations, in the protection of people, the environment, with additional benefits in lower exploration and maintenance costs.

Therefore, we can achieve additional improvements in HSE performance by better understanding how individuals interact with all aspects of their workplace and the planning of their tasks, namely:

  • Reduction of risks to people’s health and safety and to process safety;
  • Reduction of potential occurrence of human failure and mitigation of its consequences;
  • Improving operational efficiency.

We aim to raise the awareness of our employees and partners about the importance of human factors in achieving a better HSE performance and in creating a safer workplace. 

As standards, we adopt the guidelines developed and published by IOGP and the Energy Institute
Application of Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) in the supply of the Autonomous Gas Unit (AGU)

 A team consisting of the people in charge of LNG handling operations, local distribution network, G&P unit security and a human factors specialist applied the HTA (Hierarchical Task Analysis) technique in order to fully understand the complexity of the task, analyzed potential failures that could exist and determined the control measures to be implemented.

 

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