IPLOCA is totally committed to the promotion of health and safety in all areas of its influence and subscribes to the philosophy that all accidents are preventable. Therefore IPLOCA encourages all member organisations to implement the most efficient health and safety measures applicable to their activities.
Improving safety in the pipeline industry, and above all, eliminating fatalities is a priority. To reach these objectives, the use of Key Performance Indicator is paramount. The HSE Committee is working hard to encourage ambitious KPI objectives to be reached in 2020:
Since 1999 IPLOCA has been collecting safety statistics from membership, such that aggregate statistics for the industry can be monitored and reported. In 2017, these statistics were combined with the Environmental statistics to create a unique form and report. All Regular Members are required to submit their Health, Safety, & Environmental Statistics to IPLOCA annually.
An annual IPLOCA Health and Safety Award sponsored by Chevron is presented at the convention each year in recognition of a significant achievement in this field.
IPLOCA organises workshops for members to share experiences and initiatives being put in practice to prevent incidents and accidents. Topics of past workshops were:
This databank aims to build up and share an inventory of best practices, lessons learned and alerts from the industry to improve health, safety, environment and sustainable practices on pipeline construction sites.
Download IPLOCA's Incident investigation process
The INGAA Foundation, Inc. developed a video to define the desired construction safety culture and the attitudes and behaviors critical to achieving that culture. IPLOCA supports the INGAA Foundation Safety Culture video. To watch it, please click here (5 GB) or here (lighter version).
Safety Instructors Tool:
IPLOCA has adapted a course prepared by the Canadian Construction Council and other key stakeholders groups to address health and safety issues specific to pipeline construction in the oil and gas sectors. To review and order this DVD, please refer to the relevant section.
World Federation's Safety Guidelines for International Onshore Pipeline Construction