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Appendix 3 - BP Initiative and investigations
Getting Health, Safety and the Environment Right (GHSER)

"Getting HSE Right (GHSER)" is BP’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management System Framework and sets out expectations for delivery of health, safety and environmental performance.

BP’s pledge is to demonstrate respect for the natural environment and to work to achieve the goals of no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment.

One element of the HSE investigation into the series of incidents at the Complex included a comparison against BP’s expectations as defined in "Getting HSE Right (GHSER)".

"Getting HSE Right – a guide for BP managers" describes the BP Health, Safety and Environment Management System Framework and the Key Processes which support the Health, Safety and Environmental Expectations to be adopted by all BP managers. They are the boundaries within which all BP managers must operate. The guide is available in full and can be downloaded from the BP website (

There are thirteen elements to the BP Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems Framework

In order to be compliant with and to achieve the overall stated objectives of the BP Group strategy the requirements of "Getting HSE Right (GHSER)" must be translated by the Complex across the different Business Streams and Central Resource Groups and into local arrangements