Transportation Safety

General Petroleum tries its level best to evaluate and manage risks from transport on land, sea and air to prevent harm/injury to people or harm to the environment.

In our industry carrying out work is by road, air and water and put our lives at risk.

However we have ways to minimize the risks and live longer while enjoying transportation activities. The essential elements in our operating management system are to ensure that hazards associated with transport are systematically identified, assessed and managed.

- Safe Road Driving:

Driving remains one of the most dangerous activities people carry out at work. Driving safety standards are now incorporated and seek to promote safer driving, safer journeys and the use of safe vehicles. We believe these requirements have contributed to a reduction in road related fatalities in our activities.

Our aim is to reduce the number of driving related incidents. We track all our vehicles and service records which is concerned with any accident, whether it caused harm to any person or only resulted in vehicle damage. This covers vehicle incidents that cause an injury or fatality or result in a spill, a vehicle rollover or disabling damage to the vehicle.

- Safe Shipping:

We transport our products across oceans, around coastlines and along waterways. We seek to ensure the vessels we use are safe and secure. In addition to providing the logistics to move our oil cargoes to market, our shipper provides assurance on marine activity.

More than 80% of the world's cargo by volume (and 90% by trade) is carried by shipping.

It is important that the shipping industry recognizes its responsibility to participate and continue to contribute to environmental debate, particularly within the transport sector.

At a strategic level, we avoid known areas of pirate attacks or armed robbery; where this is not possible for trading reasons and we consider it safe to do so, we will continue to move trade vessels through these areas, subject to the adoption of heightened security measures.

Given the large numbers of vessels hijacked in the recent past. Currently, we follow available military and government agency advice and are participating in protective group transits. We also support the protective measures recommended in the international shipping industry guide.

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