01 Nov 2009

Downstream oil industry safety statistics

The collection and analysis of incident data is an essential element of a modern safety management system, and its importance is recognised throughout the oil industry. CONCAWE has been compiling statistical data for the European downstream oil industry since 1993 and the purpose of this activity is twofold:

  • To provide member companies with a benchmark against which to compare their performance, so that they can determine the efficacy of their management systems, identify shortcomings and take corrective action;
  • To demonstrate that the responsible management of safety in the downstream oil industry results in alow level of accidents, despite the hazards intrinsic to its operations.