The UK Tank Storage Association has launched a new Safety Leadership Charter, which is says reaffirms its commitment to the original principles of process safety leadership.
‘The TSA is committed to ensuring that safety lessons and best practice are shared across the sector wherever possible. Our dedicated Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) committee is key to achieving this, and we remain a driving force in a number of industry safety forums, including the Process Safety Forum and the COMAH Strategic Forum. Since its publication in 2009, TSA’s members have fully supported the Process Safety Leadership Group’s Principles of Process Safety Leadership and the launch of our Commitment to Good Major Hazard Leadership further strengthens this support. Our aim is to ensure that these principles are embedded in all that we do as a sector,’ says Peter Davidson, TSA Executive Director.
The Safety Leadership Charter includes seven pledges demonstrating commitment to managing major hazards, and is signed by senior leaders from companies including ASCO, CLH, Inter Terminals and Stanlow Terminals.
The seven pledges include understanding the importance of good major hazard leadership, having at least one board member with good knowledge of managing major hazard risks, understanding the implications of business decisions on major hazard management and promoting a positive hazard management culture. Companies adopting the charter must also ensure staff understand their own roles in managing major hazard risks, use meaningful hazard indicators, and seek to share learning and learn from relevant incidents.
‘High standards of leadership are essential to ensure effective control of major hazard risks. The Safety Leadership Charter, developed by the TSA in conjunction with sector’s leaders, is a testament to our strong commitment to strive for the highest standards and continue leading from the front,’ says Martyn Lyons, chief executive of Inter Terminals.