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“Considering the volatile nature of petroleum and chemical products, it’s not by accident that we don’t have a complex emergency or disaster everyday in the petroleum and chemical industries. We can never overlook the fact that this is a very high risk business."

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PetroSafe is your partner for success. With a focus on production and profitability, it is very easy for Company executives and senior managers to overlook the value of emergency and disaster preparedness. A fresh look at both the physical and administrative elements of the prevention, planning, response, mitigation and recovery program elements by an unbiased third party with no emotional or political involvement in the Company’s day-to-day operation is absolutely essential for managing inherent risks and vulnerabilities. The professionals from PetroSafe are always available to assist our customers in finding cost effective solutions for reducing and minimizing risk and vulnerabilities. Review the listing of PetroSafe consulting services below and learn more about our optional retainer services and agreements by clicking here.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE / CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLANS

Using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and NIMS-ICS as the foundation, PetroSafe develops site-specific emergency response and crisis management plans to document management expectations, critical processes, use of available resources, and pre-assigned job position responsibilities for response to facility emergencies. The PetroSafe plan is structured to seamlessly flow from the initial discovery, to initial actions, to activation and response of the initial response organization, and finally to a full expansion for the ICS organization including activation of the facility Emergency Operations Center and the Crisis Management Team. The response actions are also simplified with one-page action flow diagrams that are consistent, regardless of the type or severity of the event; followed by details on response objectives and the priorities for taking action at the scene. The PetroSafe plan also includes detailed job position responsibility checklists and action steps for all ICS positions; comprehensive contact listings for internal and external resources; corporate level and regulatory reporting requirements; and finally an annex of support materials that includes a job aid for the planning process; an assortment of special forms; a description and the location of available emergency response equipment; an outline of the training, drills and exercises necessary to meet program requirements; and a glossary of terms to help those that may not be familiar with terminology used in the plan.

EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ASSESSMENTS

To ensure readiness to safely and effectively respond to and manage emergencies and disasters, major insurance underwriters recommend that a comprehensive third party assessment of the emergency response and disaster preparedness capabilities for industrial facilities be performed every three years. The PetroSafe emergency and disaster preparedness assessment includes a comprehensive review of the related programs, policies, plans, and procedures. With our vast experience we know what to look for and we know what works and what doesn’t. Our assessment includes a visual inspection and evaluation of the related physical elements including the design, function, and operation of facilities, equipment, apparatus and fixed systems.  In the assessment process, the PetroSafe team examines the plans, procedures and records for business continuity, emergency response, preventive maintenance, impairment control, and training. The PetroSafe team reviews the defined organization and function of the Emergency Response Team and the Crisis Management Team. The team also inspects and evaluates the layout and functional design of designated command facilities and conducts random interviews with key management personnel and employees to evaluate awareness, understanding, and implementation of important emergency and disaster preparedness program elements. PetroSafe maintains confidentiality and summits a confidential report of findings, observations and recommendations for improvement. When deficiencies related to compliance with codes, standards or regulations are discovered, PetroSafe works closely with management to identify the most cost effective solutions for correcting these deficiencies.

INTEGRATED CONTINGENCY PLANS

PetroSafe uses the National Response Team, Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) - “One Plan” format and guidance to transform existing emergency response plans into a single user-friendly document that meets EPA, USCG, OSHA, and DOT requirements. The ICP typically includes a description of the facility and operations, a hazard assessment, preventative measures to minimize identified risks, response and mitigation procedures, safety procedures, disposal of contaminated materials, training of personnel and a comprehensive regulatory compliance cross-reference matrix for the applicable federal and state requirements. Addition information can be included to meet the unique characteristics of the facility and to meet the expectations of facility management. PetroSafe professionals are the experts in adapting the concepts and principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) – Incident Command System (ICS) into the existing response plans and strategies for industrial emergency response organizations.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANS

PetroSafe provides services to create and validate a logistical plan that outlines how your organization will recover and restore critical functions within a predetermined time frame after a disaster or extended disruption. Business continuity planning begins with an in-dept analysis to identify exposures to both internal and external threats. This analysis forms the foundation of a “proactive solution” that helps management and designated team members respond in a timely manner to conditions that can significantly disrupt essential business functions and operations.  Using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and NIMS-ICS as a foundation, our experienced team of professionals will help your organization develop and implement a thorough plan, with action steps, activity checklists and resource identification summaries that minimize down time, loss of production and the related financial impacts.

RISK AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS

A fresh set of eyes can make a measurable difference in the success of your programs. Major insurance underwriters recommend that third party risk and vulnerability assessments be performed every three years. PetroSafe uses a standard risk matrix to identify high-risk operations based on the probability of occurrence, value of the asset and the potential for financial impact and loss to the company. Risk and vulnerability assessments identify the probability of known threat occurrences and rank the severity of such threats to the productivity of critical assets. The resulting data provides the cost-benefit of mitigating risks, and provides direction to eliminate or minimize potential property losses, down time, and business interruptions in the most cost effective and efficient manner. PetroSafe maintains confidentiality and summits a comprehensive report of identified risks and vulnerabilities to facility management. PetroSafe works closely with management to identify the most cost effective solutions to correct any identified deficiencies.

COMPLIANCE AUDITS AND INSPECTIONS

Failure to comply with OSHA, NFPA, and other nationally recognized regulations, codes, and consensus standards, could result in serious financial and legal consequences for safety, fire protection and loss prevention professionals; as well as senior managers. Non-compliance with these regulations that results in a serious injury or fatality may be viewed by investigators as “willful”; which could result in huge fines, possible criminal prosecution and perhaps “jail-time” for the responsible party(s). Compliance audits and inspections are conducted by PetroSafe to identify physical conditions, workplace practices, and unsafe behaviors at your site that are in violation of specific regulations, codes and standards. PetroSafe not only looks at the physical elements but also reviews written programs, training records, inspection forms, and injury/illness logs to identify administrative elements that may be missing, deficient, or out-of-date. PetroSafe maintains confidentiality and summits a detailed report of findings and observations to facility management. The report will list each violation found, the specific regulation, code or standard violated, and offer recommendations for correcting the hazard or deficiency, thereby reducing risk and liability.

PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS

To ensure appropriate protection from potential losses, major insurance underwriters recommend that a comprehensive third party assessment of the safety, fire protection and emergency response programs for industrial facilities be performed every three years. PetroSafe program assessments include a comprehensive review of the existing programs and the related processes and procedures using mutually agreed upon criteria as a baseline for measuring performance. PetroSafe examines the existing programs, processes and procedures and conducts random interviews with management and employees to evaluate program implementation, understanding, training and overall integration with other programs. PetroSafe maintains confidentiality and summits a confidential report of findings and observations to management of the facility. When deficiencies are discovered, PetroSafe works closely with management to identify the most cost effective solutions.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Small industrial facilities may not have the in-house professionals to concentrate on the development of administrative programs necessary to ensure the safety of employees, the public, property and environment. Even in larger facilities, adequate programs may not be in place to ensure ongoing compliance with regulations, codes and consensus standards. PetroSafe has the knowledge and experience to identify program deficiencies and to ensure compliance and an appropriate level of safety and protection for each industrial facility. PetroSafe works closely with management to examine existing work practices and administrative controls and then provides the extra hand to focus on development of any new programs and procedures that are deemed necessary to protect the business goals and assets of the company.

ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS

The PetroSafe staff is trained to determine the underlying cause or causes for an accident or incident that may occur at your facility. Once the connecting elements and the root cause (or causes) are identified, PetroSafe submits a comprehensive and confidential report of the findings and then works closely with facility management to identify corrective actions that will prevent reoccurrence. There is never an objective to place blame, but rather to identify the deep-rooted culture and/or mechanical or programmatic deficiencies that are often the underlying contributing factors in most accidents or incidents that occur. Because PetroSafe is not a stakeholder, we are unbiased in our approach and we can help our customers identify the real cause or causes.

SPECIAL PROJECTS AND RESEARCH

PetroSafe can provide temporary staffing to work independently or as part of a company team on special projects and research programs to ensure appropriate consideration of safety and fire protection features that are necessary to prevent injuries or property loss and damage to mission critical equipment and systems. For example, focused attention on safety, fire protection and fire prevention features in the early development stages of an expansion project can save the Company millions of dollars in unexpected losses.

APPARATUS DESIGN AND SPECIFICATIONS

PetroSafe brings customers the latest information on construction, design, and performance features for fire, rescue, and command apparatus serving industry today. We help our customers develop specifications that include standard and custom features to achieve the desired performance characteristics, at the absolute lowest possible cost.

APPARATUS TESTING

PetroSafe performs fire truck inspections and testing according to NFPA standards to verify and validate performance and operational reliability. We ensure added features such as foam proportioning systems operate according to the manufacturers specifications through a full range of variable pressures and flows. A complete report on performance is provided to the customer.

SAFETY SYSTEM DESIGN, SPECIFICATIONS AND PERFORMANCE

PetroSafe brings customers the latest information on construction, design, and performance features for safety systems used by industry today. We help our customers choose the best system and the best agents for fire protection from identified hazards. We help our customers develop engineering, design and performance specifications that simplify operations and ensure years of reliable service. PetroSafe provides construction oversight of the installation and testing of fixed safety systems to ensure these systems will operate and function according to the design and performance specifications.

SYSTEM TESTING AND VALIDATION

PetroSafe inspects and tests existing safety and fire protection systems and equipment to verify and validate the design operation of the system in accordance with the manufacturers specifications. We ensure that the customer has the best system and the best agent for protection from the existing hazard. PetroSafe identifies any deficiencies, summits confidential reports and offers cost effective solutions for simplifying operation and improving reliability of the fixed systems.

EXPERT WITNESS AND COURT TESTIMONY

PetroSafe’s extensive network of professionals brings years of knowledge and experience in industrial safety, fire protection, loss prevention, risk management, and emergency response to assist the legal experts in determining the correct coarse of action for litigation involving industrial injuries, personal injuries, property damage, and environmental impacts resulting from fires, explosions, spills, leaks, and discharges. We ensure our clients get the professional expertise needed to resolve their cases.

EMERGENCY EXERCISE PLANNING, EXECUTION AND EVALUATION

PetroSafe offers services to our customer for planning, execution and evaluation (or any part of) emergency response and disaster preparedness exercises. Exercises are structured to meet the needs and expectations of the customer and range from a simple tabletop exercise to a complex full-scale exercise designed to test every element of the emergency response and disaster management plans, procedures and programs. PetroSafe provides management with a detailed and confidential report of the exercise including information on the purpose, design and objectives, as well as, a summary of the observations, deficiencies and weaknesses discovered by the controller/evaluators.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

PetroSafe offers video production services designed to help our clients craft a message and deliver a project they will be proud of.  Our videos are produced to excite emotions, create drama, convey success, issue a call to action, increase profits or meet other requirements established by our clients.  Our productions are cost effective, attentive to budgets, corporate demands and key messages.  Often, we can turn a single project into an invaluable tool with multiple uses. Since 1980 our network professional has developed more than 5,000 video projects from concept to script to field production to finished product. These productions include award-winning documentaries, broadcast news reports, corporate videos, television commercials, and more.  Call us for more information.  We will help you develop a budget and production schedule that will make you and your organization look first class.

 

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