Ensuring Safety

Practical Fire Fighting Training

Training of Personnel for Fire Fighting at Refineries and Complexes

In case of a fire or explosion, it is extremely important to implement initial fire extinguishing activities and measures to prevent expansion to minimize damage inside and outside refineries and complexes. In this regard, recognizing that it is important to accumulate practical training based on the basic theory of fire fighting, we are focusing on training of personnel for fire fighting. For example, they learn the basics of fire fighting activities through classroom lectures, and conduct training on handling actual equipment and extending hoses for fire fighting according to the training plan. Particularly at the Hokkaido Refinery, Chiba Complex and Aichi Refinery, we conduct fire fighting training using actual fire training facilities.
出光昭和シェル, DFF Inc.

Chiba Complex Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction Drill

On September 20, 2019, Chiba Complex and Anegasaki Fire Station jointly conducted an integrated disaster-risk-reduction drill. Some 40 people, including the heads of local associations and Anegasaki fire brigades, visited the drill site to see a practical drill carried out on the assumption that a fire had broken out from the floating roof of naphtha tanks due to an earthquake. Visitors commented that they were impressed by the Complex’s risk management system and its employees’ swift, appropriate operations for disaster-risk reduction.

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出光昭和シェル, DFF Inc.

Aichi Refinery Emergency Pier Undocking Drill for a Large Tanker

On September 20, 2019, Aichi Refinery conducted an emergency pier undocking drill for Apollo Energy, a large tanker owned by Idemitsu which had arrived at Isewan Sea Berth. This drill was intended to find out how to cope with a massive tsunami after a colossal Nankai Trough earthquake, and officials from the Fourth Regional Coast Guard Headquarters and the Nagoya Coast Guard Office visited the site to inspect the drill. Usually, three tugboats help a large tanker to leave the berth, but in this drill, which assumed the occurrence of an emergency, the Refinery’s team attempted to let the tanker leave the berth and sail by itself as two tugboats assisted. The exercise was completed in 15 minutes, five minutes less than expected in the drill procedures.

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出光昭和シェル, DFF Inc.

Aichi Refinery Water Spraying Drill with Members of the Joint Disaster Risk Reduction Organization

On June 5 and 6, 2019, in accordance with the Act on the Prevention of Disasters in Petroleum Industrial Complexes and Other Petroleum Facilities, 70 people from six member companies of Chukyo District Wide-Area Joint Disaster Risk Reduction Council and its seven partner companies joined the water spray drill held at the Aichi Refinery. This drill provided an opportunity for experienced members to impart the knowledge and skills they had acquired to younger members, thus creating a keener awareness of disaster prevention across generations.

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出光昭和シェル, DFF Inc.

Actual Fire Training at Niigata Disaster Prevention Training Center

The Safety, Environment (HSSE) & Quality Assurance Department has the Niigata Disaster Prevention Training Center, which receives a large number of trainees every year from within the Company as well as from various companies in the industry. The training assumes that a fire breaks out by facility at a business site. We are strengthening the initial fire extinguishing capability at each business site by learning the initial fire extinguishing method appropriate to the nature of oil fires through theory (classroom lectures) and practice (actual fire training). This Training Center has received high reputation from outside the Company as a facility where they can gain valuable experience and learn firefighting techniques.
出光昭和シェル, DFF Inc.