Summit is fully committed to maintaining compliance with all health, safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements. Constructing and operating in a safe and efficient manner while being a steward of the environmental are Summit’s top priorities.
At its core, the health & safety of our employees and contractors is the most important aspect of how we conduct business at Summit. Summit has a robust set of health & safety policies and procedures to ensure that the work being completed is carried out in a safe fashion. Summit also has implemented safety training programs across all assets to ensure that our work force is committed to following all safety policies and procedures. An important component of Summit’s health & safety manual is Summit’s Core Safety Principles. These include:
Summit has an Operations Control Center (“SOCC”), that is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The SOCC is in a state of the art facility that is responsible for monitoring operations across the Summit platform. Summit’s control room operators are trained and qualified in accordance with the control room management (CRM) standards, CFR 49 Parts 192 & 195.
All pipeline and pipeline facilities (regulated or non-regulated) are designed and tested at a minimum to meet Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) Standards. Additionally, Summit has incorporated PHMSA operator qualification practices across all regulated and non-regulated assets.
Summit utilizes annual audits and the latest technology to ensure environmental integrity. This is done through the methodical use of auditing tools, an Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) Software, and diligent monitoring of our infrastructure through Summit’s Operation Control Center.