Safety Competition

Safety Competition

On February 12, within the implementation of Near Miss programme, the Representative Office of Regal Petroleum Corporation Ltd. carried out the safety competition Act Safely. The aim of the event is to attract maximal attention to following the rules of safety and encourage spreading the respective knowledge in the company and outside.

“Our employees and their safety is indisputable priority in the work of the company. That’s why we do our best to provide our employees with safe working conditions and everything necessary for that. Nevertheless, a personal safety, first of all, starts from a person himself. Knowing the safety rules and awareness of their importance in a daily routine is an issue of personal perception,” shared Oleksandr Palyvoda, the head of HSE department of the Representative Office of Regal Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

The safety competition in Poltava oblast is the first such event in the group of companies Smart Energy. Five teams, including different specialists – from workers of a canteen to engineers – took part in it. The participants competed with their knowledge of fire safety, first medical aid, preparing to hazardous gas works, tested their knowledge and attentiveness, while choosing working tools and discovering potentially dangerous situations. The jury that included Smart Energy CEO Sergii Glazunov, HRD Svitlana Frankova and the head of HSE Department Sergii Lotskin as well as head of the mines inspectorate department of the State Labour Service of Ukraine in Poltava oblast Maksym Bandura, assessed the knowledge and skills of the teams. The coaches that were responsible for the tasks for the teams, assessed speed, correctness and complexity of participants’ actions, provided their comments and estimations as well. The participants scored points for each task completed. The total number of points of each team defined its place in the final list.

Besides the employees of the Representative Office of Regal Petroleum Corporation Ltd., the representatives of other companies of the group and of the state bodies, the senior school children from a local school visited the event. They got the opportunity not only to give answers to easy questions on the theme of safety and receive memorable souvenirs, but also to put question to the specialist of each direction as well as to test the professional tools at work.

The safety competition Act Safely took place within the implementation of the programme Near Miss which Smart Energy started in the beginning of 2019 in order to raise the level of occupational safety at its enterprises. The programme envisages launch of the system for defining the potentially dangerous occurences in the group of companies for their prevention or complete avoiding. It includes launch of the e-register of high potential near misses, organizing trainings and workshops for employees, auditors and group of partners, competitions.

“That is not an additional monitoring – that is a philosophy somehow. It supposes that each employee cares about what is going on around him. Thus, he can influence the potential risks and avoid the dangerous situations,” comments Sergii Glazunov.


Regal Petroleum plc is a British AIM-quoted public company, operating in Ukraine through the Representative Office of Regal Petroleum Corporation Limited in Poltava region and LLC Prom-Energo Product in Kharkiv region. The companies own special license for production of hydrocarbons and are part of Smart Energy Group. 

Whereas, Smart Energy Group is a part of Smart-Holding, in charge of implementing exploration projects and commercial development of the hydrocarbon deposits.

In addition to assets of Regal Petroleum, Oil & Gas business block of Smart Energy is represented by gas producing Ukrgazvydobutok (Kharkiv region).