NZOSL was incorporated in March 1999, and formed as an asset and as an operational joint venture between BP, Mobil and Shell. Over the years this has changed with Mobil leaving in the early 2000’s and Shell being sold and Z Energy being formed in 2012.
NZOSL performs functions similar to external service providers of a logistics nature, plus a range of additional engineering services. The benefit of NZOSL is sufficient workload and economies of scale to enable the creation of a workforce which is dedicated and competent in managing the multiple needs of high hazards facilities.
World-class Kiwi fuels management
To provide NZ’s safest and most efficient bulk fuel storage and handling through passionate people delivering excellent outcomes.
No harm – either to people or to the environment.
Ethical behaviour is a core value driving how we behave and the decisions we make. This includes honesty, integrity, responsibility, trust and respect.
We have a clear sense of our responsibility within the local communities we work and we operate in a socially responsible way.
Where our employees and contractors work is a source of pride. We are people, throughout the whole NZOSL team; we are likeable, approachable and respect others.
LIFE SAVING RULES
We ensure people; assets and the environment are safe from risk. To be clearly seen within the industry as a leader actively employing safe practices. We ensure we are vigilant and alert to potential risk.
Working in a high hazards industry inherently brings additional risk factors. Those risks need to be systematically identified and measures put in place to eliminate or control them. The consequences of failing to do this adequately could become all too evident and may even be potentially catastrophic.
From global research the following actions represent many of the main causes of those fatalities/injuries. Therefore these life saving rules are non-negotiable for all; they are the necessary base line fundamentals always to be applied and are consistent with our brand values and specifically our brand attribute of “Safety and Environment”.
PERMIT TO WORK
All work on site (other than routine visual inspections, or work covered by standard operating procedures) cannot begin without a work permit and all supporting documentation. This authorises the work to take place and it is a contract between the management of the facility (who must guarantee that the environment is safe to work in) and those carrying out the task (who must agree to follow restrictions and precautions). The aim is to identify all risks, to ensure that safety measures are in place, understood, and adhered to. Basically if you pick up a tool to work on plant, you need a work permit.
Many activities cannot begin until one or more energy sources have been isolated. The energy in question can take many different forms – mechanical, electrical, process, hydraulic, pneumatic, gravitational, chemical, radioactive, and thermal or any other that could pose a danger during the work
Ground disturbance means driving piles into the earth or removing earth to make a cut, cavity, trench or depression in the ground.
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY
A confined space is any enclosed area that is large enough to enter, has limited or restricted means of access and exit and is not designed for normal or continuous occupation. It can be any space of an enclosed nature where there is risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions, for example lack of oxygen. Some confined spaces are easy to identify (storage tanks, silos, enclosed drains, sewers, compound separators for example). Others such as ductwork, excavations, ceiling and under floor spaces, or working beneath a wharf structure, are all less obvious but can be just as dangerous.
WORKING AT HEIGHTS
Working at heights should be avoided if possible. Consideration should be given to all instances where preventative measures are required to stop a person falling and injuring themselves, including working at or below ground level (work in, or around, excavations, pump pits for example)
Lifting operations always present risks, especially over ‘live’ equipment. Lifting over live equipment must only take place if all other options have been considered and ruled out
Hot work refers to any task that uses – or could create – a flame, spark or high-energy discharge that might in turn ignite a fire or explosion.
Driving safely applies to all forms of powered mobile plant on sites as well as driving off site for work activity. Consideration should be given to all instances where preventative measures are required to prevent impacts, roll overs, and loss of control.