Qatalum represented in Gulf Safety Forum 2016

The key driver within the Qatalum’s Process Safety Policy is Visual Leadership. The advantages gained by this enhances the overall Safety Process and ensures compliance of processes and procedures at the Smelter.

From 30 to 31 October, Qatalum took part in the Gulf Safety Forum (GSF) held at the Hilton Doha, Qatar. GSF was specifically designed to share the very latest strategies for boosting safety excellence with a blend of international and local expertise focusing largely on Process Safety. Professionals in the field contributed to the pool of knowledge at the forum by sharing successful case studies and roadmaps towards achieving the goal of zero accidents in the workplace.

Representing Qatalum was Deon Earle Qatalum HSSE Manager. Deon presented a paper on Process Safety – the Qatalum Way. “The main focus of the Qatalum approach is a well-defined and simple HSE Policy with clear roles and responsibilities,” Deon said.

The HSSE Manager continued, “At Qatalum, Process Safety is only one element of the Qatalum Safety Process. The Process Safety Program, as part of the process enables us to identify major risks, build a rigorous visual leadership culture and therefore ensure compliance to Safe Operating Procedures and Processes.”

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Deon attributed, in his conclusion said, “Visible Leadership and the WOC (Walk, Observe, and Communicate) process forms a key part of the safety process within Qatalum and is the biggest contributing factor to Qatalum’s safety success with commitment from the management at all levels.

The two-day event was organised by Euro Petroleum Consultants and the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC); the high-level forum brought together key industry players from across the region to discuss strategies for the continuous improvement of safety procedures. This year, the event was held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar.

Furthermore, international safety experts and providers of safety tools and technologies presented the latest methodologies that can help companies achieve their safety goals and targets. Overall, the Gulf Safety Forum provided a unique arena for key industry stakeholders like Qatalum to present their experiences and share frontline developments to benefit all participants.