Most terminals operated by NZOSL are classified as ‘Major Hazard Facilities’ under the Health and Safety at Work Act. This means they are workplaces that have significant hazards due to the storage and use of large quantities of petrol or jet fuel. Facilities that only store diesel are not classified as Major Hazard Facilities.
At NZOSL we have stringent engineering controls and operating practices in place. We work closely with Worksafe to ensure NZOSL comply with all regulations and take all practical steps to reduce hazards to a minimum.
NZOSL have emergency response plans in place which are co-ordinated with Emergency Services. These plans include managing any major incident that could affect our neighbours or the local community.
In the unlikely event of a serious incident, Emergency Services will be alerted to assist with evacuation and response.
NZOSL Taranaki Terminal Safety Case Handbook
This handbook provides an easily understood summary of the NZOSL Taranaki Terminal Safety Case submitted on 4th April 2018. It briefly explains why and when a Safety Case is required, what a Safety Case is and what important information it contains, and emergency response information and action requirements for onsite personnel and the local community. In general, this handbook provides insight into how the NZOSL Taranaki Terminal operates safety through a well-established management system, robust hazard identification and risk assessment processes and detailed emergency systems that NZOSL have in place. Click here to see the handbook in full
If you notice a situation that you believe may be unsafe and originating from a NZOSL site do not hesitate to ring emergency services on 111 requesting Fire and Emergency NZ.
If you would like to speak to NZOSL regarding Major Hazard Facilities in your location, or to request the safety case summary, please contact us on (04) 495 4500 or click here.