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Health, safety and environmental management at the BP Grangemouth Complex

Safety management at the BP Grangemouth Complex - Finding

The key findings of the Competent Authority in relation to health, safety and environmental management at Grangemouth resulting from the incident specific investigations and the site wide safety culture and human factors investigation are given below.

BP group policies

BP group policies set high expectations but these were not consistently achieved because of organisational and cultural reasons at the Complex:

BP Group & Complex Management

BP Group & Complex Management did not detect and intervene early enough on deteriorating performance:

COMAH and Pressure Systems process safety regime

BP failed to achieve the operational control and maintenance of process and systems required by law:

BP Task Force

The BP Task Force findings and recommendations properly addressed the way forward to ensure safe and reliable operations at BP Grangemouth, but will require sustained visible leadership and enhanced employee involvement over a period of years to continue to improve safety culture:

2010-03-23