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The fundamental objective of the training and education of our workers is to guide them towards a culture of personal responsibility, prevention and co-responsibility in the processes that they are part of.

N° HSE training and learning sessions


SOS Program

Our Safety Operational Standard (SOS) consists of practical guides for use during work preparation and implementation and cover the 10 highest-risk practices in our operations. Each SOS explains how to carry out a task under safe and obligatory standards. In 2019, we updated the standards and supplemented them with checklists.


The Proactive Observation Program (POP) is a preventive management plan that encourages the identification of safe and unsafe behaviors and conditions, implemented in all operations with the participation of employees and contractors. Making observations and providing correct feedback requires a simple three-step cycle: observe, intervene, record.


safety observations recorded in 2019

Proactive Observation Program – POP


The Authority to Stop an Activity (ADA), by its Spanish acronym, is a risk prevention and task assurance tool, with which all employees and contractors have the power, responsibility and obligation to stop a task or activity when it is identified as unsafe and may result in an unwanted event. ADA must be applied for behaviors and/ or conditions that can put any person, work team or the environment in danger or at risk, and it is made up of four stages:


When observing that a person is making an unsafe action, intervene immediately, stop work and talk to prevent an incident from occurring.


Once the activity has stopped, inform the person in charge of the work to establish actions and recommendations that lead to correcting the situation, know identified risks and correct future similar events.


Ensure that work is restarted safely and only when the risk factors are controlled.


Share the intervention effected, reporting the situation in the POP system to avoid repetition elsewhere.


In 2019 we began the implementation of the process safety management system and consolidated a plan for emergency and crisis responses for all levels of the Company. We also developed theoretical and practical training sessions for staff ranging from field personnel to the corporate team.

In 2019

we carried out

40,214 risk analyses
491 emergency simulations
100% contemplating of vulnerability
11,633 safety inspections


At GeoPark, we also have a Business Continuity Master Plan whose activities in 2019 were focused on validating and reviewing the procedure manual, and training for the Corporate Crisis Management Team (CMT) and the Business Continuity Team (BCT) in Chile and Argentina. In 2019 there was one drill for the CMT and three for the BCT. This new crisis preparedness and response model is flexible enough to adapt to the different levels of the Company. Implementation began in May 2019 with a training session in which the members of the Management Team and the directors of the business units familiarized themselves with the model and the protocols to be implemented.

The training was complemented with a simulation of a disruptive event in operations with a high environmental, social and reputational impact. This exercise allowed everyone involved to identify and review their role in the event of a major incident, which involves quick and assertive decisions to ensure business continuity. In November 2019, we conducted training and drills with the Chilean and Argentine BCTs, in which simulated situations put our response level to the test. In 2020, we will continue to implement the model with training and activities in other business units and reinforcements for the corporate team.