Integrated HSE Management System

KPO operates under Integrated HSE Management System (IMS) introduced in 2009 with the aim to systematically manage health, safety and environmental risks associated with petroleum operations. The IMS includes several elements defined by international standards: ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

Since the initial system certification, annual surveillance audits have been carried out by accredited third parties. The latest re-certification audit against ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 was held in July 2017 and the first surveillance audit for these standards was held in June 2018 by Bureau Veritas. KPO Integrated Management System (IMS) proved itself as mature and fully compliant with the requirements of both standards, with certification granted until September 2020.

The new ISO 45001:2018 Standard for Occupational Safety and Health replacing OHSAS 18001:2007 was issued in March 2018. KPO management supported certification of the HSE IMS to the latest version, and the transition plan was prepared.

In September 2018, KPO performed a review of internal HSE documentation as part of the first stage of GAP analysis of the HSE Management System. The second stage has been scheduled for 2019. Regular audits were held to ensure that activities are carried out in line with the set targets and in compliance with the established corporate and HSE management systems. In 2018, KPO held five internal audits and 15 audits of contractors.