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Transport and Fire Safety

28 % decrease in the number of fires and ignitions at Company sites in 2015 compared with 2014
13.2 % decrease in the number of accidents in 2015 compared with 2014

The Company implements transportation safety programmes that include production control, safe driving training, internships and safety briefings, and monthly “Stop-watches” — meetings on matters concerning HSE, OS and CD. In 2015, Gazprom Neft carried out work to equip fuel tankers with technical hands-free equipment that make it possible to promptly contact drivers in the event of restrictions on route stops when transporting hazardous freight. The Company has also developed stickers that read “Caution! Blind Spot! Driver Does Not See You”, which it places on the right side of the cabs of fuel tankers. The stickers inform those involved in the transportation process about the risk of collision and the risk of being in this area.

The number of road accidents decreased 13.2% in 2015 compared with the previous year despite an increase of 8 million kilometres in the distance travelled.

Gazprom Neft is working to standardise its fire safety control system, introduce corporate requirements for the fire protection of facilities and implement fire safety programmes. The number of fires and ignitions fell 28% in the reporting year compared with 2014.

FIRE SUPPRESSION TRAINING

Fire-fighting training exercises were conducted at the East Messoyakha field using new equipment — the Du-51 wall nozzle. The use of this device is particularly appropriate for fires in modular buildings with “sandwich” walling, which is the predominant type of structure among buildings at the branch. The wall nozzle consists of a hollow tube connected to a sleeve through which the extinguishing agent runs. The wall nozzle forces its way through the walling and water is fed through the hole along with a foaming agent. Carrying out work without opening windows and doors restricts the flow of oxygen to the fire, accelerates the extinguishing process and minimises the risk of injury. The fire was extinguished in 15–20 seconds during the testing.