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Safety

Safety is predominant subject within the chemical industry in general and within BP in Geel in particular. 

 

The safety department has many tasks such as offering advice and supporting line supervision. Other tasks include safety management, prevention and training. Crisis management is also an important topic, including the in-company emergency services, crisis preparation, crisis training ...

 

Days away from work (DAFW)

When someone has an accident at the workplace and he/she has to stay at home for more than one day, we speak of a 'Days away from work case' (DAFW)These safety statistics apply to both BP staff and staff members of contracting companies, the so-called contractors

 

Frequency annual number of DAFW These are relative figures, i.e. the number of accidents per million hours of exposure. Relative figures or frequency rate take into account the so-called exposure. This exposure is related to the number of working hours in a specific year.

 

Accidents requiring medical care and/or resulting in alternative work

 

These statistics look at accidents at BP in Geel which required medical care from a physician and/or resulted in alternative work. These safety statistics apply to both BP staff and staff members of contracting companies, the so-called contractors.
These are relative figures. Relative figures or frequency rate take into account the so-called exposure. This exposure is related to the number of working hours in a specific year.

 

Accidents requiring first aid

These statistics show the number of accidents which required first aid but did NOT result in 'days away from work' (DAFW), NOR required medical care, NOR resulted in alternative work. These safety statistics apply to both BP staff and staff members of contracting companies, the so-called contractors.

 

Near misses

Near misses are incidents having no consequences for people or the environment, but which could have resulted in real accidents. These safety statistics apply to both BP staff and staff members of contracting companies, the so-called contractors.