It is widely recognized that real success is when the bottom line
includes HSEQ performance.
Incorporating HSE initiatives into every work process is driven
as a corporate mandate and irrespective of Client; IPSL establishes and
maintains minimum standards for our operations. Our systems satisfy
global benchmarks in HSE&Q performance and while embedding the desired
culture into work processes at the micro level, create a win-win result
for both employee and client. We have transitioned from measuring
performance in the traditional lagging metrics to leading or proactive
metrics of HSEQ performance.
Our focus on process safety integrates consistency in operations
with reliability of safe systems. To this end IPSL has implemented
formal Process Safety Management (PSM) systems at all sites. PSM has
been evaluated as the preferred technique in that it has a sound
methodological base developed from tangible experiences in heavy
industry and as such it has gained international acceptance and
Our Safety Management Process (SMP) and Behaviour Based Safety
System (COBRA) are two programmes developed in-house to assure the
safety of our workers and those of our contractors.
Safety Management Process is a system that focuses on the things
we are doing up-front to prevent an injury from occurring. It takes four
proactive criteria (training, observations, corrective action and HSE
dialogue) and gives a real-time assessment of performance.
Our COBRA program at the Ammonia (AX) Division also complements
the existing safety control systems. The behavioral observations are
based on peer review of behavior at work. Unlike audit inspections,
observations specifically focus on the observable acts of the employee.
The principles of an Environmental Management System are applied and
maintained across all sites. The facilities managed by IPSL were designed to
meet World Bank guidelines. Notwithstanding this, even prior to the enactment of
the local Pollution Rules, performance was measured against these standards.
Day to day operation of the facilities which is geared towards
the optimization of raw material / energy usage as well as process
efficiency results in the dual benefit of compliance with the local
standards for environmental performance (liquid effluents, gaseous
emissions and noise) as well as the reduction of waste.
All plants at the Methanol Division are currently managed and operated under a Quality Management System that meets the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The Certification to ISO 9001 has been maintained by the Division since implementation in 1995 and this has allowed it to mature into a stable system. The AUM Division is expected to follow, with Certification to ISO 9001 expected by the end of 2013.
IPSL also maintains our contribution at the national level via the
American Chamber of Commerce, Trinidad & Tobago Emergency Mutual Aid
Scheme (TTEMAS), PLEA Contractor HSE Passport Programme, Energy Chamber
Safe to Work (STOW) Initiative and as a member to the Point Lisas
Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee.