Safety, Health + Environment

POSITIVE OUTCOMES CONSISTENT WITH LNG BENEFITS

Mobile LNG’s (MLNG) management philosophy is that the issues of environmental management, health, and safety will always prevail over operational priorities.

MLNG’s fundamental business model is one based on sustainability, and on the economic efficiencies and improvements to the environment that can be achieved through the wider adoption of natural gas, particularly in its most energy dense and efficient form as liquefied natural gas (LNG), as a replacement fuel to diesel use by industries and communities.

LNG use in this manner will improve the air quality of communities and of work sites, and eliminate particulate and carcinogenic emissions, while also minimising greenhouse gas emissions to the environment.

MLNG’s business direction is that “Our demonstrated commitment to these directions will increase the competitive advantage of our businesses and of our customers, and lay the foundation for a successful and sustainable future”.

The use of LNG as a replacement fuel to Diesel use will provide workplace environments that have:

  • Virtually eliminated Particulate Matter (soot), Mercury emissions, and Sulphur Dioxide emissions;
  • Reduced by 80-85% emissions measures of Nitrogen Oxide and Carbon Monoxide; and,
  • Reduced by 25-40% emissions measures for Carbon Dioxide (greenhouse gas).

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LNG does not react or contaminate soil, and is insoluble.

These attributes provide further scope and benefit to changing to LNG use as a substitute fuel to diesel to protect the water table and community sites and soils from pollution or contamination.

Further in addition to its superior environmental attributes over diesel fuel use for cleaner sites, soils, water tables and air quality, LNG fuelled machinery also has nosmokesignificantly reduced noise levels. (LNG fuelled machinery has approximately half the decibel emission of comparable diesel equipment. This too benefits the work environment, the community and the environment as a whole.

Consistent with promoting all of the benefits of LNG use, MLNG’s management of work safety, health and environment is stringent, in its implementation and control.

MLNG will not compromise on company policy, approved procedures, or prescribed standards and on the enforcement of any standards for Environmental Management, and for Safety and Health issues.

IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

MLNG administers the control, implementation and management of Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures in a hierarchical system.

At the top level is the Business Management System (BMS) documentation which specifies the corporate risk, controls, and delegated authorities.

Beneath this is the Project Management Plans (PMP) documentation setting standards and controls for the execution of plans, planning and control systems, risk assessment and management, community involvement, contract administration and ongoing assessment/monitoring and reporting.

MLNG designs working conditions in ways that safeguards contractor and employee performance, safety, health, motivation and satisfaction.

Environmental Protection, Health Management and Safety Plans and policies contribute towards human health and effectively to MLNG’s market presence and future. This includes high energy efficiency for climate protection, supply of clean water, health protection, and environmentally compatible transportation systems.

The implementation of safety, health and environment policies and procedures within MLNG takes a cyclical process of continual improvement and higher delivery of standards and outcomes.

The process is summarised in the following diagram.

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MLNG’S CYCLICAL PROCESS OF CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT.

1 POLICY SETTING

Board, Management and Corporate Commitment and Policy to specify, demonstrate and enforce commitment to improving workplace, health, safety and environmental performance.

2 PLANNING 

Identification, communication and access strategies to ensure all policy is effectively implemented. This includes:

  • Outlining the legal and corporate imperatives for the policy to be implemented;
  • Defining the benefits at different levels within the organisation and the future of its corporate direction and employee satisfaction and safety;
  • Setting challenging improvement targets and objectives, including the developing and maintenance of improvement plans; and,
  • Defining responsibilities, actions required and setting proper project plans with the allocation of responsibilities and critical dates and measures.

3 IMPLEMENTATION

Effective implementation will ensure that MLNG’s health, safety, and environment foci are maintained on critical activities, including ensuring:

  • Responsibilities and accountabilities are in place and understood at each level of the business;
  •  All staff and contractors are trained to ensure competency in completing their job tasks;
  •  Effective communication and consultation mechanisms in place;
  •  Reporting of business activities includes the tracking of key health, safety, and environment indicators and initiatives;
  •  Effective identification, assessment and controls of workplace health, safety and environmental hazards and their associated risk are rigidly reviewed and refined;
  •  Documentation is controlled and reviewed to maintain its relevance; and,
  •  Any emergency situations are identified and controlled appropriately.

4 MONITOR & MEASURE

By measuring, monitoring and evaluating performance, preventative action or corrective action can be taken to improve performance, including:

  • Health assessment and management process assessments;
  • Injury/incident reporting, recording, investigation and corrective actions;
  • Management of appropriate records; and,
  • Reviewing and auditing systems and tracking of actions to address and identify any instances of noncompliance.

5 MANAGEMENT REVIEW

MLNG management will review all parts of the process, and undertake performance reviews to monitor and improve the Environment, Safety and Health systems as part of continuously improving performance, and as part of the Board’s stated priority.

Where necessary new Policy will be adopted by the Board and by Senior management as the cyclical process of continual improvement continues.