Team photo of the oilfield’s fire-fighting department in full uniform in front of three fire trucks

Safety – our no1 priority

Since 2009, Rumaila’s safety performance has steadily improved. We have implemented and embedded safety management processes in accordance with the very best in international petroleum industry practice.

Our unwavering commitment is to ensure that all workers return home safely at the end of the working day. With the signing of the Technical Service Contract in 2009, safety was elevated to Rumaila’s number one priority.

Establishing a safety-first culture

Our leadership team plays a critical part in shaping the culture and leading by example. Senior managers regularly undertake over 150 Leadership Site Visits a month to assess safety practices and performance across the field against our Rumaila’s Golden Rules of Safety. In this way, safety issues are picked up and people on the ground can be advised and supported on an ongoing basis.

Safety is the Rumaila Operating Organization’s number one priority.

Training and processes

Over 10,000 individuals have received safety training to date – from working in confined spaces to safe driving training.

Twenty-four operational facilities now work to the Rumaila ‘Control of Work’ system, with four more facilities planned to start in 2017. Rumaila uses an electronic Permit to Work System, ‘WorkSafe’, for processes and procedures to ensure work is carried out only after risks have been systematically assessed and managed. On average, 280 permits are managed daily across Rumaila’s operational facilities, and more than 100,000 permits were processed by the system in 2016 and 2017.

Two doctors treat a patient who is lying down and receiving oxygen at the oilfield’s clinic
A worker completing an Isolation Label with black marker pen as part of the safety processes

Looking after our people

Compulsory Personal Protection Equipment is now provided to every single person working in the field. Safety boots, gloves, safety glasses and fire resistant overalls are all mandatory clothing and accessories for everyone working in the field.

Our commitment also extends to providing outstanding medical and emergency care. A fleet of 24-hour ambulances covers the whole of the Rumaila field, staffed by trained Emergency Medical Technicians and first-aiders. Four modern, world-class clinics now serve the field, alongside a new occupational health centre that carries out 475 different fitness-for-task medicals, as well as raise awareness of health hazards. Over 5,000 medical training hours and almost 3,000 industrial hygiene training hours have been completed to date.

Driving Safety

Driving remains one of Rumaila’s greatest risks to life. The installation of in-vehicle monitoring systems and continued driver training remain central to the operation’s commitment to reducing traffic accidents at the field. In 2017, 14.7 million kilometres were driven by the 1,740 vehicles that were monitored during the year, which resulted in a drop in speeding violations.

A staff member in blue coveralls and PPE including a face visor reading various gauges
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