Qatar Steel has a robust safety governance structure that links top management to shop floor in a structured manner, with clear reporting lines and mechanisms. The purpose of the governance structure is to drive messages, concerns and progress from the bottom-up, and cascade decisions top-down while ensuring an effective process. The governance system is equipped with a set of leading and lagging KPIs and dashboards to measure and monitor safety performance in an effective, structured and sustainable manner to drive decision making.
The Safety department in Qatar steel has a total of 22 Safety Officers. Their roles focus on safety as a means to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace. A competency matrix has been developed for those roles against 28 key HSE skills, and competency gaps have been identified. To bridge the gap, in April 2019, in cooperation with the strategy department QS started in identifying key appraisal indicators that are linked into safety transformation program. This has been suggested to Human Capital with KPI’s that needs to be incorporated into the appraisal system.