Pulau Bukom Shell

Pulau Bukom, also known as Pulau Bukum is a small restricted-access island belonging to Singapore that is located about five kilometres to the south of Mainland Singapore off the Straits of Singapore.The size of Pulau Bukom is about 1.45 km2 (0.56 sq mi).

Pulau Bukom is also known as Pulau Bukom Besar, which has a small companion islet to its south called Pulau Bukom Kechil. This companion islet is currently connected to Pulau Ular and Pulau Busing by reclaimed land, making the three of them appear as one large island.

Pulau Bukom is known for the Shell Refinery or Shell Singapore

Singapore's oil refining industry started when the Shell Refining Company (Singapore) Limited opened the island’s first oil refinery at Pulau Bukom on 26 July 1961. The refinery earned Shell the “Pioneer Certificate No. 1”, which was awarded by the Singapore government.

However Shell’s long history with Singapore can be traced back to 1891. At the time, the offshore island of Pulau Bukom was used to store kerosene for M. Samuel & Co. of London, which was importing kerosene in bulk from Russia for distribution in Asia. Enlisting the help of local agency house Syme & Co., Samuel set up and ran a petroleum tank depot – the first of its kind in the East – on Pulau Bukom. In 1897, the company expanded into Borneo under a new company, the Shell Transport and Trading Co., and included the Bukom depot in this enterprise. In 1907, Shell merged with its Dutch competitor, the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, to form Royal Dutch Shell, which went on to become a petroleum giant in the Far East during the inter-war years. Shell's Far Eastern tankers, which were used to load oil from oil centres in Singapore, British Borneo and Indonesia, were administered through Shell in Singapore, which also controlled the reception, storage, blending and reshipment of oil from Pulau Bukom. A local fleet of tankers was also based in and operated from Singapore to cover oil supplies for Malaya, British Borneo, Indonesia, Thailand and Indo-China.

In November 1959, Shell announced plans to start a refinery in the Federation of Malaya. Singapore was eventually chosen as the site for the new refinery as the island was then already the biggest oil storage, blending, packing and bunkering base in Southeast Asia, and among the largest in the world. In addition, Singapore offered generous tax incentives to attract new enterprises and encourage existing ones to expand in Singapore. The $30-million refinery located in Bukom was officially opened by then Finance Minister Goh Keng Swee on 26 July 1961. Shell strengthened its presence in Pulau Bukom when it built a $20-million comprehensive residential complex at Timor Pulau Bukom. Shell drew most of its labour from the menfolk who were living on nearby Pulau Seking before the redevelopment of the island.

The Bukom refinery is currently Shell’s largest refinery globally in terms of crude distillation capacity, producing 500,000 barrels per day. A major fire, which broke out at the refinery on 28 September 2011, resulted in Shell shutting down its entire refinery. The refinery restarted partial operations in October and returned to full production by December.

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Access to Pulau Bukom

Access to the island is restricted. Security pass is issued only to Shell Staff and approved Shell Contractor staff and vendors. These personnel must have their security passes and safety training when working on the island.

A ferry (from the Pasir Panjang ferry terminal) serves the island. The ferry operator is Tian San Shipping. The security checks are very tight, and no unauthorized person is allowed to enter the island.

You must have a Shell Security Pass or a Shell Contractor Pass or a Shell Visitor Pass and attend a Safety Induction before you are allowed to take the ferry. 

Safety is a very serious priority to Shell and Shell Contractors. 

Like many other companies on Jurong Island like PCS, Shell, Exxon, Dupont, Lanxess, Afton Shell may require training needed is the AWSHPP Apply Workplace Safety Health Process Plants

SSG WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant (AWSHPP) 

(WSQ certification - Apply WSH in Process Plant AWSHPP)

This AWSHPP course was formerly known as Oil/Petrochemical Safety Orientation Course for Workers OPSOC or SOCOP. Now it is known as the SSG WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant (AWSHPP).

AWSHPP Course Overview

Course Overview for WSQ Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant is one of the core units in all process sectors of Process Industry. Anyone entering a Process Plant (Examples - Jurong Island, Bukom, Chevron, Exxonmobil or Pharmacuetical- Novartis, Pfizer) must have a valid AWSHPP

This course is done in basic English. 

People who attend AWSHPP

People who should attend AWSHPP are

  • Workers

  • Technicians

  • Foremen

  • Supervisors

  • Engineers

  • Managers

  • And any others working in the oil and gas (oil petrochemical) industry

AWSHPP Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Participants/Learners will be able to listen, read, speak and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) Level 2.

 

AWSHPP Course Outline

AWSHPP Course Outline for the WDA WSQ Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants (AWSHPP ) are:

  • AWSHPP Identify the roles and responsibilities of an employee under WSH act

  • AWSHPP Identify and prevent fire and explosion hazards at workplace

  • AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures for material handling

  • AWSHPP Comply safety work practices and control measures for mechanical and electrical works

  • AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working on Specialized Operations

  • AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working at heights

  • AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working in a confined space

 

AWSHPP Course Duration of WSQ Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plant (AWSHPP):

  • 9 hours (Inclusive of assessment)

 

AWSHPP Assessment:

  • Written Questions

  • Practical Performance

  • Upon completion of the AWSHPP course and passing the examination, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) will be awarded.

Price of AWSHPP Course:

  • Price per participant: SGD$90

Send us an email for schedules of the Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plant or find out more about the AWSHPP course

The Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plant or Safety Orientation Course Oil Petrochemical is very important for the process industry. Process Plants will require candidates to have the AWSHPP or Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants before even allowing them to attend induction courses or enter the plants. 

Tentative Schedules for AWSHPP Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants

AWSHPP Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants- September 2022

1) 13 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

2) 14 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

3) 15 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

4) 16 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

5) 19 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

6) 20 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

7) 21 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

8) 22 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

9) 23September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

10) 24 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

11) 25 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

12) 26 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

13) 27 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

14) 28 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

15) 29 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

16) 30 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

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