The Qatargas Jetty Boil-off gas (JBOG) Project team recently celebrated its first Safety Day in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) under the banner “We take care of each other”.
Activities of the day were aimed at promoting a safe working environment and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) culture, and were designed to motivate the workers to work safely. The event was organized by the JBOG Project Management Team with support from its contractors – Ammico, STFA, Qcon, Medgulf, Teyseer-Sodexo, Shaqab Abela and Drieah.
Commenting on the celebration, Robert Flesher, Chief Operating Officer, Qatargas 3 & 4, said: "Safety is a core value for Qatargas and an integral part of our culture at every level. I’m happy that every effort is made by the JBOG project team to install this culture into all those working on the project. Our aim is zero incidents and we want each and every employee – whether he is from Qatargas or from a contractor who works for us – to go home safely, everyday.”
Bashir Mirza, Project Manager JBOG, said: “I am extremely proud to have been able to recognise our workers for the safe manner in which they have been working to build the JBOG Project. I hope that we have laid the foundation of a safe working culture which motivates our workers to continue to keep themselves safe, and look after their fellow workers. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the team which organised this event, the contractors who contributed with their people and ideas, and the Qatari police and RLIC security administration for supporting this event.”
During the safety day the JBOG project management team attended toolbox talks and Safety Task Assessments (STA) at the project site. Ammico and STFA, contractors for the project, took the opportunity to reward outstanding behaviors of their workers. Senior management from Qatargas, Fluor and RLIC were present on this occasion, and encouraged the workers to remain vigilant and work safely. The management representatives then walked the various project sites to observe for themselves how the safe working message was being delivered.
In addition to this a safety exhibition at the site, organized by JBOG project team and contractors, showcased important safety topics with the focus being on hand safety, electrical equipment and fittings, basic first-aid, man-machine interface and conservation of scarce natural resources.