The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has presented the Safety Excellence Award to the independent energy company Santos.
APPEA said on Wednesday that the award recognizes responsible management of risk based on sound science; application of new systems and technologies; and constructive engagement with the workforce, project partners, government and the wider industry in enhancing workplace health and safety.
APPEA Board member and Buru Energy Executive Chairman, Eric Streitberg, announced the award at Tuesday night’s APPEA 2016 Conference Dinner in Brisbane.
Streitberg said: “Santos maintains that no business objective will take priority over safety, and no task is so important or urgent that it cannot be done safely,”
“Santos has enhanced its tracking and measurement of safety culture and critical controls management, enabling it to systematically and effectively minimize risks.”
APPEA stated that, in 2015, Santos recorded a lost-time injury frequency rate of just 0.12, and a total recordable case frequency rate of 2.8.
According to Streitberg, these are the company’s best results in 15 years.
Streitberg added: “Indeed, this is considered to be a world-class safety performance, and this was achieved during a phase of potentially high-risk operations – including the commissioning of major operational CSG and LNG hubs.”