NGL Safety Section
Good Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) performance and the health, safety and security of people we work with are critical to the success of our business. Our goals are simply stated - no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment.
BP NGL Safety NewsFirst Aid - CPR - AED - Fire Extinguisher Courses
Click below to access the Power Point version of this important and practical home, work, out and about training course covering:
Product Quality FrameworkDuring 2012 BP updated their internal product quality controls and processes and developed an enhanced holistic framework to ensure that BP NGL has product quality controls in place to provide assurance appropriate to a non- operational marketing organization that deals in a NGL industry where co-mingled products are the norm.
The reference document articulates our policy and framework for managing NGL product quality from originating supplier to customer, defining such aspects as: internal roles / accountabilities, incident reporting and investigation, emergency response, and assurance / controls.
In terms of product integrity assurance, industry suppliers and midstream facility owner / operators measure and record product quality by the degree of conformance to predetermined NGL product specifications and standards as set by the Gas Processors Association (GPA).
BP NGL Emergency Response PlanDuring 2011 BP Energy Company’s NGL unit again reviewed their tactical response process when faced with a NGL or sulphur product quality incident or safety situation that might occur while NGL products are in transit from supplier to customer i.e. spill, derailment, contamination.
The response plan review was guided by BP priorities to protect:
- People (employees, contractors, customers, third parties)
- Environment (air, water, areas of sensitivity)
- Property (BP facilities, offices, third party property)
- Business (supply, production, reputation)
An enhanced internal process manual was subsequently developed and implemented that clearly and completely detailed recommended actions, communications guidelines, and escalation (if needed) for BP NGL to follow when responding to a potential NGL or sulphur product quality incident, or safety situation.
The new manual outlines for BP NGL incident responders:
- Roles and responsibilities of internal personnel impacted by incident
- How incident communications and notifications will flow internally / externally
- How and when to escalate
- Internal contact information
Customer Communication Process for ordering BP supplied Non-Odorized PropaneIn an effort to better mitigate against product handling errors and potential safety issues when customers order non-odorized propane, BP NGL fortified their communication process to heighten customer safety awareness level regarding handling this type of product.
We updated the non-odorized propane customer indemnification waiver letter which is required to be sent and returned signed before rail and truck unstenched propane shipments to customers. In the waiver letter, the customer acknowledges the purchase of non-odorized product by either rail or truck, states they have the capability of handling this product, and contains liability indemnification language.
Typical waiver letter templates are attached below.
Handling and Dispensing Propane SafelyBP is primarily a marketer and trader of NGL products. As part of our safety commitment to our customers, below is an outline of the content within our Propane Safety and Information manual and CD:
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Propane Odorization
- Receiving Propane at a Bulk Facility
- Other Propane Safe Handling Measures . . .Lifting, loading, storing cylinders; using ladders
- Basic Fire Prevention Information . . . fire extinguishers, leaks and fires
- Gas Leak Detection
- Handling and Dispensing Propane Safely (safe dispensing - inspecting, filling and labeling small cylinders - delivering propane safely to end users)
- and much more...
NGL Safety Material Information As part of our safety commitment to our customer, please find below links to our NGL Safety Material Information. These links will allow you to access each Safety Document as a PDF.
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