Safety for all personnel and the general public along the route of the pipeline is the top priority for TAL. This became all the clearer on 15 February 2022 when the number of accident-free days at the company in Austria passed the 3,000 mark. For TAL, this is both affirmation and at the same time an incentive to continue improving its safety systems and to define new targets.
The Transalpine Pipeline can look back on more than eight years in Austria in which TAL personnel have worked without there being any accidents. Eight years in which TAL has not only performed maintenance work along the 160-km section of the pipeline between Kötschach-Mauthen and Kufstein but has also invested in modernizing facilities and new technologies. TAL relies on a closely-knit, 24/7 control system to ensure that extensive and complex work can be carried out while the pipeline is constantly transporting oil. The 3,000 accident-free working days represent more to the company than just a simple figure – they are an important milestone on the path to optimal occupational safety conditions. On this path to safety, it is vital for TAL to maintain the high level of safety awareness among its personnel and those of partner companies, with internal and external training courses regularly taking place.
Safety and environmental protection are among the cornerstones of the company’s philosophy. This makes TAL not only a dependable supplier of crude oil in the heart of Europe but also an attractive and safe employer for people living in the region along the 753-km pipeline extending from Italy via Austria to Germany. The underlying motto is clear: our people, our environment, our energy.