Petrochemical, oil and gas facilities have specific and often high risk security issues. They also have to comply with many stringent regulations including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard or CFATS in the US.
This standard will give the industries involved a solid set of guidelines to follow to make sure that they are as safe as possible and that the surrounding public is better protected against possible terrorist attacks and other events.
Common issues associated with petrochemical, oil and gas facilities, which are often multi-site, include health and safety, managing access levels and securing the facilities against the ever present terror threat. All these challenges can be met with an integrated solution of Access Control, Video and Fire solutions from Tyco Security Products.
Health & Safety
Handling potentially hazardous materials and monitoring potentially risky processes are just some of the health and safety issues facing employees. Therefore having cameras positioned effectively and recording high quality images is an essential management tool to aid the safe and efficient running of the facility. Video clips can be quickly exported to DVD/USB for any ensuing investigation, or insurance claim.
High risk sites demand employees take strict training before they are allowed access to certain areas. Access control can monitor this by restricting access to these areas until the training has been taken, thus lowering any health & safety risk breach.
In today's climate of volatile threat levels, from terrorist and fundamentalists, it is vital to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to restricted areas containing hazardous materials. Electronic security can help achieve this. Using our access control badging software each employee can be issued one ID/access card which does away with the need for multiple cards for multiple sites, thus reducing time and cost. This one card grants an employee access depending on their level and ensures that all movements can be tracked at all times.
With an integrated video and access control system all events and alarms can be remotely monitored 24/7 which is essential for multi site facilities. Any unauthorized access attempts or movements in predefined fields of view will trigger an alarm that will be captured by the cameras and then recorded onto the Video Management System. In the case of an emergency the system can lock down all doors or just autolock them at a given time of day.
If the identified threat level increases, the operation of the system can be changed to reflect this meaning individual employee access levels can be automatically amended and security levels heightened.
With an integrated solution from Tyco Security Products we can provide a proven solution for your unique oil and gas requirements.
Please view our "Special Applications" for the Oil & Gas sector on our website.