Gas leaks in industrial facilities are not something to be taken lightly, as exposure to these gases can cause severe health issues and even death. As a manager, it’s critical to take employee safety into heavy consideration to avoid any serious repercussions resulting from negligence in gas leak safety procedures on your part.
Naturally, to ensure the safety of all those working inside an industrial facility that utilizes gas, plants have to meet certain regulations and requirements, and these must be upheld regularly. Apart from these regular inspections, you must maintain safety processes internally to help prevent and/or reduce the frequency of natural gas leaks. Continue reading for some safety tips to prevent gas leakage in your industrial facility.
Set Safety and Preparedness Goals
Keep your employees well-versed in what they should do in the event of a leak. People that work in high-risk areas should already have portable gas leak detectors, and you should instruct them on evacuation and general safety measures to ensure no one is affected.
Keep Detailed Records
When leaks do happen, it’s important to keep detailed data relating to the size and location of the leak. By understanding the scale of the problem, you’ll be better prepared to tackle any new issues that might spring up. The detail of your records can allow you to fix infrastructure problems internally and make improvements to current safety procedures, doing so in a faster and more permanent fashion
Improve on the Monitoring
If you’re concerned your plant or rig might be at risk of gas leakage, a fixed gas leakage detection system should be in place at strategic points throughout the facility. Portable gas leak detectors should also be used so you and your employees can detect leaks remotely and notify the facility to ensure quick and safe evacuation. You can also work with leaders in the gas leak detection industry to help develop more effective methods of prevention and to better gather data from previous leaks and turn that into practical information to implement new safety procedures.