Despite the technological advances in the industry, the steelmaking process carries inherent risks. Nonetheless, Qatar Steel is deeply convinced that every area, process and type of work can and should be accident-free. Health and safety requires persistence and a total 100% commitment from everyone at Qatar Steel. In the effort to enhance safety culture, and in line with the objective to effectively address key risks in day-to-day activities and create a “Zero Harm Culture”, Qatar Steel embarked on a Safety Transformation Program “AMAN” in April 2016 to position Qatar Steel as a world class leader in safety among the global steel industry.
Health and safety performance requires excellence in all aspects of operation. Qatar Steel is committed to eliminating accidents and injuries from the organization and significant improvements have been made over recent years. Safety data collected from 2012 to 2016 show that Qatar Steel has seen a steady and notable reduction in the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) over the past years, decreasing from 2.3 in 2015 to 0.51 in 2016, a reduction of 77%.
Fostering a safety culture requires comprehensive effort. Many tactics are employed in order to embed safety in the workplace, such as public recognition of outstanding Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) behaviours and practices with awards, including quarterly and yearly near-miss reporting awards, yearly ‘No Lost-Time Accident (LTA)’ awards, Safety and Environment poster competition awards and Safety Committee and Representatives appreciation awards.Ensuring A Safe And Healthy Work EnvironmentEmployee SafetyEmergency PreparednessContractor SafetyOccupational Health