The main objective of the workshop was to engage and have discussions with the delegates and leaders in order to address any HSE shortcomings for commonality. Four significant program deficiencies that came out from review of HSEQ Observation, Incident Trends and their related Root Causes, year-to-date, were: How to Improve HSEQ Observation; Electrical Safety in Pot Lines; Mobile Equipment & Pedestrian Safety in Pot Lines; and Molten Metal Safety.
Group Manager Reduction Hans Petter Lange opened the workshop session with remarks on the purpose of the gathering. This was followed by presentations: ‘Electrical Safety & PTM Insulation’ by Julieto Villanil; ‘Reduction HSE Performance’ by Wahyudin Syakir; ‘Mobile Equipment & Pedestrian Safety’ by Syed Ali Navajish; and ‘Molten Metal Explosion’ by Raul Manalo.
Attendees then took part in group discussions as well as presentation feedback from group discussion and alignment with the four groups addressing each of the key areas of focus: Group 1 – How to Improve HSEQ Observation; Group 2 – Electrical Safety in Pot Lines; Group 3 – Mobile Equipment & Pedestrian Safety in Pot Lines; and Group 4 – Molten Metal Safety. The workshop was attended by 48 people including incoming Pot Line Manager and Incoming Reduction Group Manager.
At the end of session, Lange presented certificates of appreciation to the Reduction Safety Delegates. He appreciated the safety delegates for the good work they are doing and said, “Zero harm is achievable when we all work together, so we all make Qatalum a safe working place by accepting and understanding safety.”
Incoming Group Manager Roald Holten said: “Safety is not only achieved by staying away from risk, threat of harm, injury or loss to personnel or property, but also with everyone’s involvement of understanding safety, taking care of each other and following rules and regulation.”