Posted on June 19, 2015

Qatalum successfully concluded its 2nd Quarter Contractor HSE Forum which included topics such as heat stress, Ramadan, canteen for contractors and road safety. Although informative, the take home to all participants is that sound HSE practices within Qatalum is critical and driven by each individual taking a leading intuitive.

On the 15th June, 2015, Qatalum hosted the 2nd Quarter Contractor HSE Forum at the MIC Golf Club. The periodical Forum is held in accordance to the Qatalum Contractor HSE Management standard. It provides an opportunity for Qatalum and contractor management to discuss, interact and address issues concerning HSE. The meeting was attended by 48 people comprising of Qatalum and contractor representatives. This forum featured presentations from contractors on Food Safety by AMWAJ, Heat Stress Management by G4s, and Traffic and Pedestrian Safety by ABN.

Second Quarter Contractor 2 [].jpgAdditional important and timely issues discussed were Heat Stress, Ramadan in the workers accommodation, and the contractor’s canteen. Deputy CEO Khalid Laram, said, “During the summer, ensure water is always available to all workers to avoid heat stress. Now that Ramadan will start in the coming days, encourage our Muslim brothers to have good planning and eat healthy foods.” Olaf Wigstoel, COO added, “Managers should manage safety to their respective working team. Let us all be leaders by example.”

CEO, Tom Petter Johansen, concluded with… ”This will be my last contractor forum. Let us continue with what we have started and keep Qatalum HSE performance world-class.”Second Quarter Contractor 3 [].jpg