Currently, the legislation related to project planning, construction and operation of facilities that belong to the oil, gas and chemistry complex is prescriptive in terms of industrial safety management. This means that security enforcement is deemed as compliance with the statutory legislative rules related, in particular, to the parameters of oil, gas and chemistry complex facilities' location relative to each other.
So far Russian manufacturing facilities fall behind foreign enterprises in terms of accident and injury rates and a number of other parameters. The regulatory system existing in Russia was formed in the first half of the last century, and has remained practically unchanged since the mid-1960s.
At the same time, the best international practices in safety management at oil processing facilities show the highest efficiency after a transfer to goal-setting regulating. In this case, safety parameters shall be determined by numerical rating, including the number of occupational injuries, emergency cases, etc. A company may offer any engineering solutions as long as it gives a conceptual proof of their ability to warrant a minimum accident rate with an accident prevention package and reduction the seriousness of such accidents.