Since January 1, 2008, accidents in contractor firms are also included in the workplace accident statistics of Tüpraş. The target for the accident incidence rate, one of the most important HSE performance indicators, was realized as 2.2, while the accident severity rate was realized as 83 for 2011. The total number of accidents fell to the half of the 2008 figure.
Tüpraş issued the Contractor HSE Management System Standard in December 2008 in order to monitor its contractors according to HSE standards. The Standard was put into force as of January 1, 2009. Contractors in Tüpraş’ portfolio are evaluated and grouped by third party independent agencies according to their own declarations and according to the work they have carried out for Tüpraş refineries or for other companies and the contractors are invited to tenders according to these groups.
Tüpraş aims to nourish a “preventive” HSE culture and every two years employees express their opinion on the company’s HSE approach. According to the HSE Culture Questionnaires from the end of 2009, employees felt that Tüpraş’ HSE culture was moving upwards from “Calculated and Balanced” to “Preventive.”
To ameliorate and develop Tüpraş’ HSE policies, HSE performance indicators for 2007, 2008 and 2009 have been monitored and reported and these data have been used to set new targets during the preparation of the 5-year report for the years 2010-2014. At the same time, the indicators that the Koç Group will publish in line with the UN Global Compact will also be monitored.
In every refinery, an independent observer from Shell Global Solutions International has conducted studies in order to evaluate whether the new HSE practices implemented following privatization function properly and the practical problems identified have been reported to senior management together with precautions to be taken.
As part of the “Visible Leadership” policy in the refineries, all managers participate in safety tours. Safety tours help identify the aspects in which the practices correspond to the management system, various action plans are prepared according to these results and the necessary precautions are taken with the contribution of the employees.
In all refineries, in line with the principle of working “with sincerity and confidence” all refinery managers, human resources managers and technical managers have participated in a HSE questionnaire. According to this system, participants are evaluated by five people that they themselves select and the HSE suggestions are reported are evaluated. As a result of the data obtained from this questionnaire, all managers in all refineries have taken one personal and one corporate action in order to enhance his/her visible leadership in HSE.
Apart from the diagonal internal evaluations as required by the integrated management system, independent HSE evaluations have been initiated as a part of the Tüpraş HSE-Q Management System in line with standards determined in 2009. During inspections, experts make detailed observations about occupational safety, health and environment and the results and the necessary precautions are used to render the refineries healthier, less dangerous and more eco-friendly. The data have led to various actions and the monitoring evaluation was carried out in December.