HSE training on key risks are being conducted based on Qatar Steel HSE procedures. Certified training provided by a number of third-party providers covers First Aid Training, Permit to Work, Confined Space Entry, Authorised Gas Tester, etc. Meanwhile, internal training is conducted by the Qatar Steel HSE Trainer with the support of the BBS Officer, Process Safety Engineer, Fire Fighters and the Environmental Protection Officer. Internal training includes HSE Induction for newly joined employees, yearly HSE Refresher training, Working at Heights, Accidents Investigation, Chemical Handling, Process Safety Management, Behavioral Based Safety and Radiation Safety Awareness, etc. Moreover, a competency matrix has been developed for 22 roles against 28 key HSE skills. HR, L&D and HSE departments are working on the project; as part of the first phase, department/section matrices have been completed.
In 2020, the Qatar Steel Safety department developed an HSE E-Learning Platform accessible to all its employees, to curb the challenges of COVID-19 and the decision to stop group training sessions early in 2020. E-Learning allowed ease of access to HSE training, either at work or at home. The E- Learning modules covered awareness on COVID-19, Heat Stress, and other critical topics.
An In-house Basic Fire Fighting training programme was also presented at Mesaieed plant during 2020. The purpose of the programme was to explain types and appropriate use of different types of fire extinguishers, and the immediate measures that should be taken in case of fire emergencies in the workplace.
The HSE department is in the process of establishing a new training facility for practical training demonstrations. It will be utilized for providing training with regards to working at heights, as well as confined space entry training for employees. In addition, it will serve as the training and exercise ground for the fire and rescue team. It is anticipated
that this initiative will be completed by mid-2021.