Posted on April 30, 2013

The Qatargas Jetty Boil-Off Gas (JBOG) Project team celebrated its fourth Safety Day on April 25, 2013 at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC).

Several activities, aimed at promoting a safe working environment as well as the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) culture, were held at the JBOG Project Global Village camp in Ras Laffan Industrial City. The event was organised by the JBOG Project Management Team with support from its contractors, i.e., Fluor, Qcon, Qatar Kentz, Medgulf, Teyseer, Shaqab Abela, G4S and Draieh.

Commenting on the celebration, Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Ventures said:
 "Safety is a core value for Qatargas and an integral part of our culture at every level. The JBOG project has embraced Qatargas’ ‘Incident and Injury Free’ programme from day one. The project recently achieved yet another significant safety milestone of 14 million man-hours without any Lost Time Incident (LTI).  This world class performance is the result of the continuous and proven commitment to safety by the entire JBOG project management and workforce.  We continue to remain committed to our objective of ensuring that all our employees and contractors go home safely, everyday.The JBOG Safety Day celebrations coincided with the news that Qatar Petroleum has awarded a HSE Excellence Award to Qatargas for the outstanding safety performance of the JBOG Project.”

The JBOG Project Manager, Bashir Mirza added: “The JBOG Project Team and our construction contractors have worked extremely hard day after day to keep around 3000 workers safe from injury, over a period of 1000 days.  Our team has fully utilized the Incident and Injury Free behavioural safety program as well as the JBOG Golden Rules to steadily improve our safe working behaviors.  The fourth JBOG Safety Day was celebrated to express our gratitude to the workers for keeping themselves and their fellow workers safe during tough and challenging construction activities. The JBOG Project Team and its contractors will continue to be vigilant until the last project person goes home safely”

The Safety Day celebration was kicked off with an early morning site visit during which the senior project and contractors’ leadership team toured the various project site locations and talked to the workers about working safely. A special lunch was laid out for the workers in the Global Village camp. The afternoon session was dedicated to other activities with a lot of fun and games for the 3000 plus workforce.

The activities for the day included contractor’s safety display booths, safety quiz contests, sports activities, and awards and recognition for demonstrating safety excellence. Winners of the poster making contest, the best safety booth and the safety quizzes were given prizes.  Several attractive prizes were given away through a raffle draw. There were also two live bands playing popular tunes to the delight of the audience well into the late evening.

Qatar Airways flies 3 times weekly to Belgrade, Serbia starting 20th November