SPECIAL REPORT: Risk-based driving plan lowers accident losses

A site-specific, risk-based improvement plan for driving lowered the automotive accidents rates and associated losses for a service company’s Qatar oil field operations.In the first 2 years of the plan, all performance indicators including the automotive accident rate and associated losses were the lowest in the past 4 years.Problem identificationDriving accidents are a leading cause of fatalities in the oil and gas industry. Industry approaches to driving-accident prevention traditionally have involved policies and standards, defensive driving training, maintenance systems, journey management procedures, and performance monitoring.Mitigation measures generally have focused on seat-...

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