All our technical and managerial abilities are focused on preventing serious accidents, in particular explosions, fires, releases of toxic or hazardous material – such as chemicals and petroleum products – and associated damage. To manage the Process Safety of its assets, Eni has staffed and set up specific units with the skills to identify, assess, prevent and mitigate risks that could result in the malfunction of processes or equipment or in inadequate procedures.
Managing corporate assets
As part of its health, safety and environment (HSE) system, Eni has developed and implemented a Process Safety Management System, the aim of which is to prevent and mitigate the risk of serious accidents by applying high managerial and technical standards. The result is the correct management of the company’s assets throughout their lifecycle. This involves:
- design/planningin compliance with the up-to-date technical and safety standards, using appropriate methods and skills for identifying risks and defining preventive and mitigation measures, consistent with the risk-tolerability levels set by current legislation and company standards;
- constructionin compliance with the design requirements identified during the risk analysis performed at planning stage;
- operationin accordance with appropriate and regularly updated technical and operational documentation, thorough knowledge of the technological processes involved and the related risks, and the use of appropriate human and managerial resources;
- maintenancein accordance with technical and managerial best practice, including inspections, with a view to maintaining equipment, components and instrumentation at a high level of reliability and structural integrity;
- management of changesto equipment, technology and organization, subject to correct identification and management of risks;
- decommissioningof obsolete assets in accordance with appropriate residual risk-management procedures.