17.07.2019

Workplace safety training

Workplace safety training is as important as workplace safety itself because it enables management the ability to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for its employees. In addition, this provides the opportunity for employees to recognize safety hazards and correct them, as well as enabling them to understand best safety practices.

 

At Black Sea Terminal, workplace safety hazards are considered extensive and hence regular provisions are made for safety trainings for the employees. Safety programs and norms are updated frequently. 

 

Some of the safety trainings include ...

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12.07.2019

Meeting: Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia

Recently the “Coastal and Marine Impacts & Interests Group” meeting was held at the main office of the Maritime Transport Agency in Batumi.

  

The focus of the meeting was the characteristics and features of the Georgian marine environment, its challenges and impacts, including the coastal environment, abiotic factors and biotic components of the marine environment, economic and social use of the area, as well as the threats to the marine environment.

 

A presentation was given by project expert Mike Mannaart during and as well as a final 

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08.07.2019

Modernization of Control Systems of Marian B

The dredger Marian B, manufactured in 1974, has been serving the Black Sea Terminal for more than 10 years. Its main function is to maintain the navigation depth of the access channel and internal harbor of Kulevi port, keeping it functioning year-round. The ship is equipped with two suction pipes with an excavating depth of 16 m and its performance can reach 1,600 m3 per hour.

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02.07.2019

LPG Loading/Offloading Operations training

LPG or liquefied petroleum gas loading/unloading operations are considered a dangerous operation, especially during LPG transfer operations. Considering the risks associated with the handling of LPG, Kulevi Oil Terminal arranges refresher training courses for the employees working in LPG division at frequent intervals. 

 

The training course is organized into theoretical and practical sessions to ensure that employees gain a deeper knowledge of the subject and follow all the safety measures associated with the process.   During the training course, employees are familiarized with the properties and hazards of LPG, the latest advances and procedures in cargo transfer operations from both a liquid and gas ship management and terminal facility perspective, the performing 

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28.06.2019

Security Response Drill

Security awareness is a top priority at Black Sea Terminal. As such, security response drills are conducted on a quarterly basis for all security staff. These drills help our security personnel develop essential competencies, new techniques, and methods that are essential in dealing with potential security issues.

 

The security response drill was recently conducted at BST for SGS (SOCAR Georgia Security) employees as per ISPS (International Ship & Port facility Security code) standard requirements. The main topics discussed and practiced during the drill included:

 

1)    Increasing knowledge of security personnel in the direction of security regulations and procedures implemented at Kulevi Oil Terminal.

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25.06.2019

Updated Safety Signs at Kulevi Oil Terminal

Safety signs at Black Sea Terminal (BST) were successfully updated recently. Our HSSEQ team periodically assesses and replaces signs if they become damaged, faded, or otherwise unreadable. Keeping workers safe is an obligation according to ISO45001, and having a visual communication strategy, namely safety signs, is important for a safe workplace. Adherence to ISO45001 standard requirements is encouraged by BST management.  

 

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22.06.2019

Asset integrity management training

Black Sea Terminal ensures a high index of asset reliability and availability. The understanding of Asset Integrity Management (AIM) is vital for our employees to gain maximum value, profitability and returns while safeguarding our personnel, the community, and the environment. 

So in this context, AIM training was conducted at BST for a group of employees with the goal of refreshing their knowledge in recognizing and analyzing the difficulties, challenges, problems and opportunities presented in engineering and operations in frequently changing operating conditions and regulatory requirements.  

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17.06.2019

(PSM) Process Safety Management Training

Process Safety Management (PSM) refers to a systematic approach to managing hazards and the reduction in the frequency and severity of any dangerous incidents resulting from the release of hazardous chemicals or other energy sources. 

 

Black Sea Terminal (BST) has a very comprehensive PSM program to identify, assess and control facility hazards, including fires, explosions and the release of any highly hazardous chemicals that could harm our staff or the workplace environment. So in cooperation with SOCAR-Petrofac, a PSM training course for mid-level management and supervisors from various departments was organized to help refresh BST employee knowledge. 

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13.06.2019

Environmental Awareness & Waste Segregation Training

BST implements and operates an environmental management system, for which the standards require that employees receive awareness training in the environmental issues related to their job. Environmental training also improves our employees’ awareness and adherence to ISO 14001. Recently, the HSSEQ Department conducted an Environmental Awareness & Waste Segregation training course for its employees.

 

The range of subjects the course covered included:

a) Energy management

b) Waste management

c) Biodiversity

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10.06.2019

Giving is important

Kulevi Oil Terminal recently lent its support to socially vulnerable families living in the Khobi municipality. Among the beneficiaries were the elderly, sick and several economically challenged large families. Because these individuals struggle to solve their daily financial problems, they have warmly welcomed the generous outreach of others to help address their hardships.

Kulevi Oil Terminal’s goal was to brighten the lives of such socially unprotected people and to help make them forget about their problems and illnesses – at least in the short term. As such, the beneficiaries were extremely gracious for the assistance they were provided by Kulevi Oil Terminal and the kindness they were shown. 

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