Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR)
In June 2010, there was a loss of containment during maintenance work at the refinery that resulted in a fire in which one of our contractors sadly died and another was injured. We deeply regret this tragic loss and we are committed to ensuring that nothing similar can occur in the future. We have conducted an internal enquiry into the incident and we will continue to support the HSE which is conducting its own investigation.
LOR continues to spend considerable time and resources on the development of best practices in safety across the refinery. COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) continues to receive specific focus including our ongoing review of the CAMS and the assessment of human reliability for the various safety critical tasks.
Additionally, an ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) risk demonstration for all the processing units and the storage and distribution areas of the refinery has been undertaken and is nearing completion. We have recently created a new position, dedicated to monitoring and measuring critical aspects of safety, environment and quality management performance.