Safety

As safety of our employees and representatives of all our trading partners always comes first, we have developed the Corporate Occupational Safety Strategy for 2014−2017.

The key objective of the Company’s occupational health and safety (OHS) system is to foster an accident-free safety culture, as well as to identify and eliminate hazards throughout the ORLEN Group. As safety of our employees and representatives of all our trading partners always comes first, we have developed the Corporate Occupational Safety Strategy for 2014−2017.

Corporate Occupational Safety Strategy 

A common Group-wide safety framework has been developed in order to:

  • Ensure consistent development of the occupational safety policy across the Group;
  • Continuously reinforce measures taken to prevent accidents, serious breakdowns and fires in all production plants;
  • Further improve Group-wide cooperation in the area of occupational safety, fire prevention and process safety;
  • Integrate internal and external aspects of occupational safety across the Group;
  • Ensure the Company’s consistent response to broadly defined occupational safety hazards and risks.

In our Corporate Occupational Safety Strategy for 2014−2017, we defined acceptable occupational safety levels for: Management/Leadership, Occupational Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Process Safety, and Contractor Safety.

In defining acceptable safety levels, the following aspects were taken into account:

  • Acceptable (reasonable) risk level;
  • Costs/benefits of technical and organisational improvements, as well as improvements related to employee matters and contractors;
  • Employees’ and contractors’ expectations related to occupational safety, fire prevention and process safety. 

Matters relating to occupational health and safety are regulated by the Company’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Considering the various risks related to the processing of hazardous chemical substances as part of complex production processes, which may cause major failures and pose a threat to the employees, local population, environment in the vicinity of the production facilities, and the Company’s production assets, PKN ORLEN adopted the Declaration for Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents, defining general rules for comprehensive protection of the Company’s facilities, human life and health, and the natural environment. We perform universal hazard analyses and safety assessments which serve as a tool supporting identification of units potentially posing a risk of a major industrial accident. They are a part of the Process Safety Management System covering all facilities of the Company and aimed at preventing major failures and ensuring safety of technological processes.