Gulf Safety Forum will introduce GSF Safety Award

PM of Qatar European External Action Health Safety Security ReviewUnder the patronage of Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Gulf Safety Forum will be held in Doha on 30-31 October

Organised by Euro Petroleum Consultants and the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), the high-level conference will bring together key industry players from across the region to discuss strategies for continuous improvement of safety procedures as well as share successful case studies and roadmaps towards achieving the goal of zero accidents. International safety experts and providers of safety tools and technologies will also present the latest methodologies, which can assist companies to achieve these goals.

During the event, the GSF Safety Award will be presented to the company who has demonstrated the best overall achievement in HSE over the last two years. The judging panel includes DuPont Sustainable Solutions and Texas A&M University, amongst others, and will celebrate the company who has found innovative ways of making lasting improvements to the safety and health of their workers, to the environment and to productivity.

Representatives will gather from diverse industry sectors including oil and gas, petrochemicals, construction, manufacturing and transportation. Qatar Rail who was recently awarded the Gold Award for Health and Safety by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and who will be represented at the event by Paul Stanley Williams, Health & Safety senior manager, said, “Qatar Rail is pleased to be taking part in the Gulf Safety Forum as we have a strong culture of collaboration which enables learning and sharing of positive health and safety practices.”

Franco Polli of DuPont Sustainable Solutions added, “We believe that the Gulf Safety Forum is a very well recognised and visible platform to share new points of view and stimulate the discussion around ways to improve safety. Workplace safety remains a critical issue within the GCC, and we are pleased to contribute to the conversation about how to drive improvement”.

Keynote speakers include process safety expert Dr Sam Mannan, Regents professor and director of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University, and Dr Laurence Cusco, head of the international unit at the UK’s Health and Safety Laboratory. Other organisations who will be presenting at the event include Oryx GTL, Qatalum, Qafac, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, AspenTech, Honeywell, PTAI and Dekra Insight.

The conference will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Doha.

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