Local Esso Australia Pty Ltd employees and contractors last week celebrated a record safety year with an event at the Longford Plants.
Longford Plants hosted former footballer Gary Ayres as a guest speaker at the event, which recognised that the plant completed 2013 without a recordable injury. This equates to more than one million work hours.
This achievement comes as the result of extensive efforts by all staff working together to prioritise safety across all ExxonMobil sites, including at Longford Plants. The sites used existing tools and programs to drive continuous improvement in safety, including programs, Loss Prevention System, and S.A.F.E. – Speak up, Act mindfully, Follow the rules and get Engaged – which used quarterly focus themes to increase workforce engagement in safety.
Longford Plants Manager Monte Olson said that continuously improving our safety performance is a core value at Esso.
“Safety is at the centre of everything we do. We take a systematic approach to identifying, managing and reducing the risks that are inherent in our line of work.
“When you consider the amount of activity and the nature of the work carried out at our facilities, you can appreciate the magnitude of this performance. I congratulate the team for their efforts.
“In our organisation, we will never be satisfied unless we maintain a workplace where ‘nobody gets hurt’,” he said.
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ExxonMobil has had a presence in Australia for over 110 years through its subsidiary companies Esso and Mobil. Esso is the operator of offshore oil and gas facilities in Bass Strait and associated processing facilities in Gippsland including the Longford Plants, near Sale and the Long Island Point facility, in Hastings.