Emergency preparedness a key focus for Longford Plants

Each year, Esso Australia’s Longford Plants undertakes a series of emergency response preparedness activities so that the site remains a safe and reliable producer of natural gas and crude oil.

Longford Plants is one of the state’s most important industrial sites and it was visited on Wednesday, 22 August by key external stakeholders from government and the emergency services to test local emergency response capabilities.

This included representatives from Victoria State Emergency Service, Country Fire Authority, Victoria Police and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (Emergency Management Division).

The purpose of the site visit was to discuss emergency response planning, share knowledge and expertise and take part in a simulated emergency response exercise, whereby an injured worker was rescued by crews from atop the Gas Conditioning Plant.

“Safety is our number one priority and our dedicated approach to ensuring safe operations means that while an emergency response situation is unlikely, our teams are trained to be able to respond effectively,” Esso Australia’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Advisor Bruce Robinson said.

“These visits enable our local emergency services to familiarise with our facilities, equipment and processes while for our team, we can test our procedures so that we are prepared in the unlikely event of an emergency, in order to protect on our people, the community and our environment.”

Image Photo  Longford Plants during the recent simulated emergency response exercise.
Photo — Longford Plants during the recent simulated emergency response exercise.

Related content

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

This year’s theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud, recognises the unyielding spirit of our Aboriginal communities and enables them to keep their voices and culture alive and strong.
Building leadership capabilities through adequate training

Building leadership capabilities through adequate training

At ExxonMobil Australia, we place great emphasis on leadership training, ensuring our employees are provided adequate training and resources to help them smoothly transition into supervisory or leadership roles.
Employee profile - Margaret Rogacki

Employee profile - Margaret Rogacki

From an intern working in Gippsland on Barracouta platform projects in 1998 to Vice-Chair of the Asia Natural Gas and Energy Association in 2024, hear how Margaret Rogacki, General Manager - Australia LNG, has grown her career throughout the years.
Wagging tails and belly rubs in the office? Meet Trisha the Seeing Eye Dog puppy in training!

Wagging tails and belly rubs in the office?  Meet Trisha the Seeing Eye Dog puppy in training!

Facilities Engineer Gavin Foo introduces us to one of the more unique members of the Decommissioning Team
Longford Quarterly Update - June 2024

Longford Quarterly Update - June 2024

In this update to our Longford Plants neighbours, Manager Clinton Gentle, highlights decommissioning works in Bass Strait.
LIP Quarterly Update - June 2024

LIP Quarterly Update - June 2024

Read Andrew Cooke’s latest update for the Hastings community.