This excerpt taken from the BP 20-F filed Mar 4, 2008.
Implementation of the OMS
We began implementation of the OMS at 12 representative pilot sites. Learnings from these pilots will be used to assess and improve the OMS before widening its introduction. We intend for the whole of BP to have commmenced use of the OMS by the end of 2010.
The OMS incorporates BPs principles for operating and provides a framework to help deliver competence, then excellence, in operations and safety. Standards for control of work and integrity management and detailed practices in matters such as risk assessment provide further underpinning. Training and development programmes have been strengthened to develop the right capability and culture across the organization.
As described by BPs group chief executive, the OMS is the foundation for a safe, effective, and high-performing BP. It has two purposes: to further reduce HSE risks in our operations and to continuously improve the quality of those operations. The systems elements of operating describe eight dimensions of how people, processes, plant and performance operate within BP. A continuous improvement process drives and sustains improvement of these elements at a local level.