Awali: The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) held a one day Health and Safety Course for its Managers at the Bapco Club in Awali.
The initiative was held in line with Bapco’s continued commitment tostriving for excellence in all aspects of our business, and the subject course served as a refresher to reinforceattendees’ know-how on the company’sOperational Excellence Management System (OEMS) and key management processes.
It was highly interactive throughout and included group exercises for attending personnel. At the outset of proceedings, Bapco’s General Manager Refining, Hafedh Al-Qassab opened the session and delivered a speech underlining the importance of the course and the need for the management team to live Bapco’s strong safety culture values.
Al-Qassab summarized that OEMS is a systematic approach to identify and close performance gaps, and to integrate objectives, plans and activities into daily operations, with the ultimate goal of meeting world-class performance in the management of process and personal safety, health, environment reliability and efficiency.
A speech and presentation were also given by Manager Health, Safety and Environment, Ahmed Khalil who discussed Bapco’strend for Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) and non-Lost Time Injuries inrecent years, as a result of its employees’ conformity with the key values and practices implemented by the company. At the conclusion of the course, certificates were presented to participants by Bapco’s Deputy Chief Executive and Chairman of the Environment, Health and Safety Commitee, Ebrahim Talib.
It is worth mentioning that the objective of OEMS is to have an incident and injury free workplace, which has been recorded multiple times in Bapco’s history and the objective of the company, is to make these successes sustainable. The course also enables managers to familiarise employees with the practices and values discussed in the course, which in turn ensures that all Bapco employees follow these systems to live and work by Bapco’s excellence philosophy.