On 6th November 2020 Qatar Steel celebrated the completion of 12 months period without a single Lost Time Injury amongst its workforce, including contractors’ employees. This distinct milestone of having an LTIFR of 0 (ZERO) is achieved first time in Qatar Steel, and only a first step on its journey towards Safety Excellence. The company also recorded a never achieved before landmark of working 10 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury during the first week of November 2020. These hours were accumulated since last Contractor LTI and Qatar Steel LTI respectively.
Qatar Steel embarked on a journey towards Zero Harm nearly three years ago with an ambitious goal at its heavy industry plant in Mesaieed. The strategy included safety culture transformation, with focus on visible felt leadership, behavioral change for its employees, as well as focus on contractor employees.
Management commitment and dedication, a robust Safety Observation program, and ISO 45001 certification are some of the cornerstones on which this renewed HSE strategy was built.
In recent years there was a continual improvement in terms of its safety performance, with a drastic reduction of total recordable incidence rate and a lost time incidence rate. The company is ranked amongst the best when benchmarked against other World Steel Association member companies.
The company has also recently started with the implementation of a Process Safety program, with the realization that Safety is not defined as “no incidents” alone, but rather about the controls put in place to mitigate against the risks associated with Operational and Process related hazards.
Well aware of the fact that safety is a journey without a destination and complacency is the enemy, Qatar Steel celebrate these milestones with a forward commitment to achieve the next target: to have Zero Harm to people, property, and the environment.