Some of the participants of the Qatargas’ second Contractors Safety Forum held at the Renaissance Hotel in Doha.
Doha: Qatargas hosted its second Contractors Safety Forum at the Renaissance Hotel here recently. The Forum, which brings together HSE (Health, Safety, and the Environment) leaders from Qatargas’ contractors, shareholders and Qatargas assets and projects, encouraged open discussions and enabled networking.
The event provided an opportunity for Qatargas and its contractors to showcase their HSE programmes and highlight issues of common concern to further strengthen partnership and promote open and transparent communication for continued excellence on critical HSE issues.
The forum also explored what is required of both the contractors and Qatargas to 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 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 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-emphasise Qatargas’ 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 and 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 Dos and Don'ts covering activities with the highest potential safety risk. They help to make sure that rules are followed and people are protected.