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Land Transport Safety

​The Transafe Network has been involved in Land Transport Safety in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry since 1978, including contributing to the development of the original OGP 365 (2005). We have experience in support of operations in everything from development of Group policy and standards to writing regional/opco procedures and auditing company, contractors and subcontractors.

A PAR team typically consists of a Transafe Network specialist as team leader, accompanied by up to three staff members from the client’s management/supervisory team (possibly senior staff members from the HSE, and logistics/transportation functions). Sometimes referred to as a "soft audit", this supportive approach can be highly effective as a means of engaging positively with contractors and subcontractors.

  • Land Transport Safety Audit

The Transafe Network conduct Land Transport Audits against internal standards, systems and procedures, industry recommended practices such as IOGP 365, or international standards such as ISO 39001.
This more formal approach is best used in combination with Peer Assist Reviews, as a follow-up to ensure that the lessons from the PAR have been implemented successfully.

  • Operational Risk Analysis​​

Analysis of risks in a particular operation, or management of change within that operation (such as expansion of operations, new contractors or even new country entry) is critical in determining likely risks and applying appropriate mitigation before incidents occur.

  • Safety management system development

Safety management systems provide a holisitic approaach to the management of Land Transport Safety in line with industry best practice. Incorporating the specific requirements of managing these risks into the wider safety management system aids both understanding and implementation.

  • Risk Management Reviews

A review of what is actually going on in an operation and what balance has been struck between risks and mitigation measures, together with how effectively those mitigation measures are being implemented can greatly assist in getting a true picture of what the residual risk actually is.

  • Vehicle specification and operation issues

Whether​ it's deciding whether to incorporate NCAP scores in procurement specifications or an analysis of whether a Rollover Protection Device (RPD) is required for the operating environment, we can provide specialist advice on the best way forward for your circumstances.

  • Development and delivery of Driver Training Programmes

We start with a learning needs analysis of your drivers, taking into account local circumstances and (in existing operations) your incident record. Then we develop a bespoke course specification that will best meet your requirements. If you want support in procuring a training provider, we can provide subject matter expertise in support of that - alternatively if you want us to, our network of partners can provide the training for you.

  • Fatigue Management Programmes

Fatigue is often overlooked until sleep related incidents happen, but the risk levels are already seriously increased way before drivers fall asleep. All too often fatigue is not taken into account as a factor when drivers make errors of judgement, like assessing the speed and distance of another vehicle. Our approach to fatigue management looks not only at hours worked and driven, but also at more compplex factors like driver nutrition and diet.

  • Drug and Alcohol impairment, including training services

Drug and alcohol impairment issues vary from operating environment to operating environment - we undertake full assessments including benchmarking against local patterns of use, and then develop appropriate mitigation strategies. We are one of a limited number of organisations with qualified Drug Recognition and Field Impairment Test Instructors


For more information, please feel free to contact us.

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