Middle East Energy Awards: KNPC wins 2019 HSE Initiative of the Year Award for its Safety Performance Assessment System

Middle East Energy Awards: KNPC wins 2019 HSE Initiative of the Year Award for its Safety Performance Assessment System
Energy ME awards 2019 held at Play restaurant H hotel
Published: 29 September 2019 - 3:45 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is an integral part of the energy industry and is important to every stakeholder of the sector. The industry operates in an environment where hazardous materials, heavy equipment, and high temperature and pressure are normal elements.

As a result of consistent campaigns and stringent regulations by government and industry bodies as well as internal HSE endeavours of the operators and contractors, energy industry is becoming an increasingly safer place to work. This is demonstrated by the declining number of incidents, injuries and illnesses in the industry.

After the implementation of Safety Performance Assessment System by Kuwait National Petroleum Company, significant improvements were achieved by the company resulting in reduction in the number of excavation related incidents and non-compliances; increased awareness of areas for improvement; increased awareness of HSE requirements among operations and maintenance personnel; and reduction of Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate and Lost Time Injury Severity Rate.

“I am delighted to win this award for KNPC. In our quest for continual improvement of occupational health and safety (OH&S) performance at KNPC, we are designing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving OH&S systems and procedures, which are essential to ensure continual enhancement of OH&S performance, ” said Ahmad Ismail Ahmad, senior PSM engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company.

Winning this award is an affirmation that we are on the correct path. It indicates that we have reached another milestone in our journey towards achieving zero injury/zero illness. This award is another jewel in KNPC’s crown. We, at KNPC, always believe that ‘with our skill and strong will, we can make incidents/illnesses nil’.”

The ‘highly commended’ nomination in this category is for the Workmen Safety Observation Programme by L&T Modular Fabrication Yard.

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