4.6. Staff Training in Process Safety

249,600

people across the Gazprom Group received training in occupational safety in 2019

47,800

people across the Gazprom Group received training in industrial safety in 2019

The Gazprom Group companies set requirements to employees’ industrial safety knowledge and competence in each type of activity, which are based on federal laws and regulations of the Russian Federation, professional standards and by-laws of Gazprom.

PJSC Gazprom provides occupational safety training to its employees via the Continuous Vocational Education and Training System of PJSC Gazprom. Training and professional development programs have been developed for each employee category at both internal professional training centers and specialized educational institutions.

For the assessment of the occupational safety knowledge and competence of the employees at PJSC Gazprom structural units, as well as of the executives and central examination board members of the Group’s companies, PJSC Gazprom has set up a Central Examination Board which tests occupational safety knowledge and conducts industrial safety certification.

The executives and specialists of PJSC Gazprom Administration undergo training in occupational safety, as well as pre-certification briefing in industrial safety at Gazprom Corporate Institute to prepare for further certification by the Central Examination Board of PJSC Gazprom.

In 2019, 256 employees of PJSC Gazprom’s structural units and 305 executives and central examination board members of PJSC Gazprom subsidiaries and entities were tested in occupational safety and achieved industrial safety certification.

Gazprom Neft’s corporate university has a process safety department where external experts and in-house coaches teach corporate educational programs for the employees of both Gazprom Neft and contractors.

All Gazprom Energoholding companies have in place central examination boards to certify and assess (check) the knowledge of the heads and specialists of the companies’ power plants and executive offices against the relevant industrial safety and energy security rules. Each board is chaired by a chief engineer. The representatives of the Gazprom Energoholding companies’ central examination boards were all certified by the commission of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostekhnadzor). In 2019, 30,188 employees of Gazprom Energoholding companies underwent occupational safety training, and 7,289 employees were trained in industrial safety.