June 24, 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 June, 2014: In line with the company’s commitment to health, safety and continuous improvement in HSE excellence, Dolphin Energy Limited has launched its second ‘Stop and Think’ campaign.
Designed to support operational activities at its upstream and downstream facilities, the campaign was launched at the company’s gas processing plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar and the gas receiving facilities in Taweelah, UAE.
The primary objective is to increase safety awareness among employees and the company’s contractors and enhance accountability and responsibility so that incidents related to human error which can cause serious injuries or loss of life are eliminated.
Commenting on the program, Mr. Adel Ahmed Albuainain, General Manager, Dolphin Energy said: “Achieving excellence across health and safety is a key operational objective for Dolphin Energy and while we have demonstrated a solid commitment in the past, this campaign illustrates our intent to continue in our quest to ensure a safe working environment at all times.”
More than 400 employees, contractors and members of Dolphin Energy’s senior management team participated in the launch which included interactive workshops and specially crafted online modules that tested levels of safety awareness.
Dolphin Energy has a robust safety culture and the ‘Stop and Think’ campaign is latest program in a series of initiatives that are run to uphold high levels of health and safety. The company undertakes an annual HSE Contractors Meeting and recently introduced safety passports for employees in Ras Laffan as well as an online Computer Based Learning Module. In addition, a WATCH (Work Activities Targeting the Control of Hazards) Observation Program to identify at-risk behaviors’ and conditions in the workplace is in its eighth year of operation.
In May, the company’s Upstream and Projects Divisions registered a 352% reduction in the lost time incident rate (LTIR), which tracks the number of incidents that result in a lost time injury or illness per million hours worked. In addition, the company recently announced that it had reached 40 million man hours without a lost time injury between February 2009 to December 2013.
“We have a responsibility towards the safety of our employees and contractors and campaigns like ‘Stop and Think’ not only empower employees but encourage them to play a vital part in furthering the standards expected for a leading energy company,” concluded Mr. Albuainain.