Survey shows OGP land transportation guidelines are a success

Industry adherence to OGP’s guidelines on land transportation is high, according to a recent survey.

The study, carried out by OGP’s Land Transportation Safety Network (LTSN), shows that a majority of companies have implemented the Land Transportation Safety Recommended Practice (OGP Report 365).

The guidelines provide industry with advice on ways to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the number of serious road traffic incidents and fatalities through the implementation of land transport safety elements within a management system. The system is applicable to all land transport activities in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering work by operators, contractors and sub-contractors.

The company figure for implementation was 87%, with half of respondents reporting full implementation and 38% reported partial implementation.

The survey received 35 responses; 25 from oil and gas operating companies and 10 from contractor companies.

The most widely implemented elements of the recommended practices covered: alcohol and drugs, seatbelts and driver fitness & alertness. Less often taken up were vehicle specifications, in-vehicle monitoring systems (IVMS) and journey management.

Survey results will be included in an upcoming review of the OGP land transportation recommended practice and guidance documents.

Originally formed to address the high level of vehicle incidents within the industry, the LTSN welcomes new members.  For information about joining, contact Albert Ploeg ( or Derek Tate (

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