Doha: Dolphin Energy Limited yesterday announced that it had reached 40 million man hours without a lost time injury between the period of February 2009 and December 2013.
The company’s Upstream and Projects Divisions crossed the milestone and in doing so, registered a 352 percent reduction in the lost time incident rate (LTIR), which tracks the number of incidents that result in a lost time injury or illness per million hours worked, since operations began.
Dolphin Energy maintained its compliance record to environmental regulations and requirements, and in 2013 achieved a flaring rate lower than the target set by the Qatar Ministry of Environment.
“We continue to implement best in class HSE management systems and operational safety practices and reaching these milestones is a great achievement for the organisation,” Adel Ahmed Albuainain, General Manager, Dolphin Energy. “We have a robust safety culture and an unstinting commitment to minimising our environmental impacts which is observed and practiced by our employees and contractors at all times,” he said.
Celebrations to mark the occasion were held and separate ceremonies took place at Dolphin Energy’s gas processing plant in Ras Laffan and the company’s offices in Doha.
According to officials achieving excellence across health, safety and the environment is a key operational objective for Dolphin Energy. The company has developed a set of key performance indicators to measure the continuous effort to safeguard people, minimise any impacts on the environment as well as the protection of its assets.
In the interest of enhancing its commitments, the company created safety passports for employees in Ras Laffan. These passports contain a record of the HSE training each employee has completed, helping supervisors ensure no task is undertaken without. Dolphin Energy implemented a campaign in 2013 to encourage all employees to “stop and think” before beginning any job. The Peninsula