Safety is our number one priority and we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, visitors and the communities in which we operate. We believe accidents are preventable and, as such, all operations occurring at Australia Pacific LNG sites are undertaken in a manner that ensures all practicable and reasonable steps are taken to reduce risks to health and safety.
We empower our employees and contractors to place safety considerations above all other priorities.
Our health and safety systems include management systems and processes designed to identify hazards, assess risks and provide risk controls, ensure regular inspections and safety audits, and provide workplace Health and Safety representation. Our standards are detailed in the Australia Pacific LNG Health, Safety and Environment and Sustainable Development Management System Standard. These describe the values, standards and management system elements that underpin the governance arrangements between Australia Pacific LNG and the Operators.
In our gas fields, we operate under a formal safety management plan in accordance with the requirements of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Qld).
We also maintain up-to-date traffic management plans which include: driver fatigue monitoring, driver education and training, enforced speed limits for company vehicles, use of buses to reduce private vehicle use, public access restrictions to work areas and use of in-vehicle monitoring systems. Continuing hazard and risk studies are facilitated including Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs), Hazard Identification Studies (HAZIDs), constructability studies and operability studies.
Our LNG production facility on Curtis Island is a designated Major Hazard Facility and complied with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.Prior to operation, ConocoPhillips, as Operator, conducted a comprehensive and systematic safety assessment of the LNG Facility which is periodically revised during operations. The outcome of the safety assessment indicates that the facility’s design, layout and safety features result in risk levels that satisfy the requirements of Queensland State Development Assessment Provisions (Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld)).