25 Jul 2019

European downstream oil industry safety performance Statistical summary of reported incidents

Report no. 6/19: The 2018 annual report on European downstream oil industry safety performance presents work-related personal injuries for the industry’s own employees and contractors and process safety performance indicators. Information was received from forty-two Concawe Member Companies and Joint Ventures comprised of member companies, together representing more than 98% of the European refining capacity. Total work hours reported (579 million) were around 3% lower in 2018 than in 2017. In 2018, there were ten fatalities reported by the industry, six of these as a result of a single incident.

This is a significant increase since 2017 and 2016 when 2 fatalities were recorded each year. The number of Lost Workday Injuries recorded in 2018 (586) is slightly higher than those in 2017 (577). The combined number of Tier 1 and 2 process safety releases across Manufacturing and Marketing in 2018 declined 6% since 2017 (270 releases in 2018 and 287 in 2017). However, the number of Manufacturing Tier 1 events rose over 20% from 62 in 2017 to 75 in 2018. Note that 2017 data in this report has been revised based on new member company information received in the 2018 data collection. This report therefore provides the most accurate and up to date details of both 2017 and 2018 data.

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