Posted on September 28, 2013

Qatargas hosted its second Contractors Safety Forum for 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel in Doha on Monday.  The Forum, which brings together HSE leaders from Qatargas’ contractors, Shareholders and Qatargas assets and projects, encourages open discussions and enables networking.

The event provides an opportunity for Qatargas and its valued contractors to showcase their HSE programs and highlight issues of common concern in order to further strengthen partnership and promote open and transparent communication for continued excellence on critical HSE issues.The forum also explores what is required of both the contractors and Qatargasto become effective partners in providing a safe and healthy workplace for employees and contractors.

The format of the Forum held under the theme “Breaking the Barriers”incorporated interactive breakout sessions to provide for time to discuss issues and brainstorm improvement opportunities.

During the Forum, Randy Stadler, Qatargas Chief Safety, Environment and Quality Officer welcomed all the participants and urged Qatargas and contractor personnel to put their hands together and focus their efforts on achieving work targets safely, effectively and on time.

“Our goal has always been to establish real partnership with our contractor. We believe that the only way for Qatargas to achieve Premier Safety performance is through the support of its contractors. We need to speak the same safety language and seek the same vision, commitment and objectives.” he said. 

Mats Gjers, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Operations, also delivered an address in which he stressed the importance of working together and breaking any barriers between Qatargas and its contractors. 

“We are trying to break those barriers through collaboration and events such as this safety forum and seeking feedback from all of you so that we can improve together.  There are lots of opportunities for synergy and collaboration.  We value all your input and feedback during this forum. And I would like to re-emphasizeQatargas’ commitment to support and willingness to work together to break the barriers.” he said.

Qatargas has several programmes in place that support its goal of maintaining ‘Incident & Injury Free’ operations. Risk assessments, Permit to Work system, Job Safety Analysis etc. are some of these programmes. 

Earlier this year, Qatargas launched the ‘10 Life Saving Rules’ programme as the next step in the Company’s ‘Incident and Injury  Free’ Culture.  The Life-Saving Rules set out clear and simple Do’s and Don'ts covering activities with the highest potential safety risk. They help to make sure that rules are followed and people are protected.

 

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