Our H&S procedures play a crucial role in guiding the adherence to safety protocols during high-risk activities. Our risk management process encompasses a comprehensive approach to identify and assess risks and hazards before commencing any activity, irrespective of its nature. As part of this risk management process, all operational departments are responsible for maintaining an approved Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) Register for routine activities. For non-routine activities, a valid Permit to Work (PTW) is required, which necessitates a HIRA or Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to ensure the incorporation of necessary controls. The Operations team (Permit Issuer) and Maintenance team (Permit Executor) are accountable for verifying the implementation of controls before issuing the permit.
Looking ahead to 2023, we have plans to introduce an Electrical Safety module that addresses the elimination, removal, and prevention of electrical hazards in both plant and office environments. Additionally, we will develop technical courses based on procedural and needs analysis requirements.
Qatar Steel’s Impact: Hand and Finger Injury Prevention Campaign
In 2022, the HSE department initiated the “Hand and Finger Injury Prevention Campaign” to promote a prevention culture among staff and contractors. Spanning two months, the campaign involved various employee engagement activities, such as hand safety stand-downs, where managers and heads of sections led discussions in departments. Additionally, participants imprinted their hand impressions on posters as a symbol of personal commitment to hand safety. Employee suggestions for preventing hand injuries were encouraged, and workplace walkthrough audits were conducted to identify and rectify hand safety hazards. Safety bulletins on hand safety were shared, and past hand injury cases were discussed during safety moments, highlighting valuable lessons learned.