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Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG) factsheet


The Process Safety Leadership Group was a joint industry and regulators group, set up in September 2007 to drive forward high standards in process safety leadership and to complete the implementation of the Buncefield Major Incident Investigation Board's recommendations.


The PSLG consisted of expert representatives from the industry and the COMAH Competent Authority as regulators. It comprises representatives of the United Kingdom Petroleum Industries Association (UKPIA); the Tank Storage Association (TSA); United Kingdom Onshore Pipeline Operators Association (UKOPA); Chemical Industries Association (CIA); Unite the union; Environment Agency (EA); Scottish Environment Protection Agency; and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

PSLG final report

The process safety leadership group published its final report on site safety at fuel storage sites on 11 December 2009.

The report specifies minimum standards of safety and environmental protection for all UK sites storing large volumes of gasoline.

"Safety and environmental standards for fuel storage sites" is the final report of the Group, formed as a response to the Buncefield Incident Investigation Board (MIIB), following the explosions at the site in December 2005.

The Process Safety Leadership Group final report on Safety and Environmental Standards for Fuel Storage Sites is published on the Buncefield response page.

PSLG Principles of Process Safety Leadership

High standards of leadership are seen as essential to ensure effective control of major hazard risks. To assist major hazard businesses the PSLG developed a set of core principles of process safety leadership:


Updated 2010-07-13