Posted on February 26, 2014

Qatargas’ Jetty Boil-off Gas Recovery (“JBOG”) Project recently achieved a rare and proud milestone by working 20 million manhours without a single Lost Time Incident. The Project has the added distinction of achieving zero Lost Time Incidents spread over three years. 

Qatargas, which produces 42 million tonnes of LNG per annum, has a vision to set the global standard for safety, health and environment performance. In line with Qatargas’ mission to maintain the highest safety and health standards, the JBOG Project Management Team has made the safety of its workers the number one priority of the Project.

Supported by its main contractors, Fluor, Qcon and Qatar Kentz, the Project leaders have devised, implemented and continuously improved several key behavioural and construction safety programs for its peak workforce of around 3500 workers. The Project has created an Incident and Injury Free culture which trains and encourages its people to stop work if it is unsafe. Workers must consider their personal safety, and that of their fellow workers, as their number one priority. The JBOG Project has implemented twelve golden rules for safety.  These include the QatargasLife Saving Rules. All workers are trained to recognise the importance of complete and unqualified compliance with these golden rules. 

Qatar Airways Network

The Project Management Team members visit the site daily to monitor and assess the quality of daily Safety Task Assessments. This critical program is designed to raise the quality of the safety dialogue between the workers’ crews and their supervisors. The Qatargas JBOG Project Leadership Team pays serious and continuous attention to the welfare of the Project’s workers.  The quality of boarding, lodging, transport and health facilities for the workers have been continuously improved and enhanced to provide the workers with safe, comfortable and enjoyable living conditions.

Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer, Engineering and Ventures,commented that he was extremely happy to see the JBOG Project fulfill the mission of Qatargas by producing outstanding results in the quest to keep people and property safe. Sheikh Khalid attributed this success to the Project’s “compliance culture”., which pays full attention to understanding and implementing all relevant procedures. He believes that the Project’s weekly audit of 100% of its open permits has not only raised awareness about permit compliance, but has also strengthened safe working procedures on the project. Sheikh Khalid congratulated the JBOG Project Management Team and all its contractors on achieving this success, and called upon them to continue their safe working record until the last day of the project.

Bashir Mirza, Qatargas JBOG Project Manager expressed his delight and pride to be part of a project team which has united under the banner of “Everybody Goes Home Safe”. Bashir believes that the real heroes of this success are the thousands of workers who have listened to the safety messages delivered by the Project team, have understood the need to remain safe and, most importantly, have changed their behavior permanently to keep themselves and the people around them safe.  Bashir thanked Qcon, Qatar Kentz, Medgulf, Teyseer, Draieh, Shaqab Abela, G4S and other JBOG contractors on forming a unified and consistent approach to safe working.  He urged all the people on JBOG to continue their vigilance and commitment to ensure that we maintain a Goal Zero mentality, to keep people safe day in and day out.