Setting the overall principles, TAP will ensure that they are delivered throughout the project.
The project’s targets are zero casualties and no serious incidents.
Comprehensive risk based competency training programmes will be conducted and the health and safety performance of the project’s contractors and suppliers monitored closely at all times to ensure that TAP meets its commitments.
TAP will create a culture of lessons learned through health and safety networks where day-to-day experiences can be shared and integrated into operations.
The pipeline’s design is based on recognised national and international safety standards and industry best practice. Safety measures are designed in accordance with the following hierarchy:
- Eliminate: wherever possible, hazards are designed out to make the site inherently safe.
- Prevent: where it is not possible to eliminate a hazardous material or process, measures are taken to ensure that the hazards are minimised.
- Detect: if a hazardous event occurs, the design ensures that it will rapidly be detected.
- Control: measures will be in place to control a hazardous event.
- Mitigate: suitable measures will be incorporated into the design to mitigate the effect of a hazardous event where such measures are effective and appropriate.
TAP will ensure that systems, resources and trained personnel are in place for an effective response to any emergency. Throughout the pipeline’s lifespan, TAP will cooperate with national and local emergency services and other relevant agencies to ensure that the appropriate level of preparedness is identified and maintained.