Transneft Far East, which transports oil through Phase II of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline (ESPO-2), has organised a themed tour for schoolchildren around oil pumping station (NPS) No. 26 in the Seryshevo village, Amur Region.
The theme of the excursion is the occupational health management system (OHMS) currently in use at the Company. During a demonstration of the pumping stations’ operating activities, Transneft Far East specialists told students of the 10th technological class of Belogorsk gymnasium No. 1 about the set of occupational health rules at the station.
Employees of PS No. 26 conducted a quiz for students to test their knowledge of the basic occupational health requirements which must be respected at operating facilities. Also, students saw basic personal protective equipment (PPE) used at the enterprise. Students under the supervision of OHSE specialists independently assembled sets of PPE for welding and installation works.
The management of the educational institution expressed gratitude to Transneft Far East. “Such events are very useful for high school students. Many of them are preparing to enter universities to study majors related to the fuel and energy sector. A visit to operating facilities and an explanation of the basic rules of work at operational facilities helps with further career guidance,” said the headmaster of the gymnasium, Yekaterina Sergeyeva.
As part of the Year of Occupational Safety announced in 2019 at Transneft, Transneft Far East has organised themed open classes for students of schools and universities in all territories that the ESPO-2 corridor runs across – in Amur Region, Jewish AR, Khabarovsk and Primorye Territories.
In the first half of 2019 alone, Transneft Far East allocated more than RUB 142 million to implement measures in the field of occupational health. A special assessment of working conditions was performed, and the Company’s employees received training, including dedicated training courses.
The OHMS is effectively used at Transneft Far East. The Company regularly wins prizes at the Success and Safety nationwide competition for the best organisation of activities in the field of working conditions and occupational health. In 2019, Deputy Head of the Occupational Health Division of Transneft Far East has been recognised as the best occupational health specialist in the Far Eastern Federal District.