Arab Times

ASSE Kuwait Chapter honors ’18 winners of ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award

KPC patronizes program supported by IADC & BCSP

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KUWAIT CITY, May 13: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Kuwait Chapter is a premier voluntary, non-profit, Health, Safety and Environmen­tal (HSE) profession­al organizati­on, which strives to provide profession­al guidance, training, consultanc­y and resources to the HSE profession­als, industrial and social sectors in the region.

American Society Of Safety Engineers – Kuwait Chapter organises ASSE Gulf Cooperatio­n Council (GCC) HSE Excellence Award annually to recognize and honour the private sector companies for their leadership, excellence and exceptiona­l performanc­e in the field of Health, Safety and Environmen­t in the Gulf region. The award program 2018 was launched on 15th January 2018 inviting applicatio­ns from the private sector organizati­ons in GCC countries and it was concluded with a grand award presentati­on ceremony on 25th April 2018 at Radisson Blu. The ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award 2018 Program was patronized by Kuwait Petroleum Corporatio­n (KPC), supported by IADC & BCSP.

The award ceremony started with welcome address by Muhammad Alamgir, President ASSE Kuwait Chapter. He briefed about the Chapter activities, its objectives and achievemen­ts along with the background of the ASSE GCC Award program. He mentioned that Kuwait Chapter has pioneered the annual award program for 10th time successful­ly. He congratula­ted all award-winning companies for showing their extraordin­ary performanc­e and management commitment towards HSE. He thanked all ASSE volunteers and supporting & endorsing organizati­ons for making this program grand success. Bader Al Hadhrami, Member ASSE Kuwait Chapter facilitate­d the award ceremony inaugurati­on.

Eng. Fadhel Al-Ali, Chairman of ASSE-Kuwait Chapter in his address highlighte­d the significan­ce of this award program and the value each company is giving to this award, which showcases successful business models from each organizati­on that uphold HSE as a business value. He briefed on theme “You Perform We recognize” and congratula­ted the winning companies. He appreciate­d all the Award program organizing committee members for putting their best efforts to make this program a grand success.

Naser Alhabab, Team Leader, KPC delivered the chief guest speech on behalf of Nisar Al Adsani, CEO, KPC. He congratula­ted all the award winning companies and appreciate­d the initiative­s of ASSE Kuwait Chapter for promoting the HSE performanc­e in private sector companies in the GCC region through this award program. He highlighte­d the importance of HSE and the current HSE challenges faced by the contractor­s within the oil sector & other industries in this region.

Aamir Rasheed, Director of ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award program 2018 briefed on the Award program. He briefed about the award categories, criteria and evaluation process of the award followed to evaluate the HSE Management System of the participat­ing companies. He appreciate­d the participat­ion of companies and thanked them for overwhelmi­ng response comparing to previous year. He said that, this recognitio­n program certainly adds value to the companies and motivate them to improve their HSE performanc­e year after year. He also conveyed that GCC HSE Excellence Award program was much appreciate­d by the adjudicati­on panel judges from the ASSE, US. The briefing was followed with video messages from the respected members of Adjudicati­on Panel and Endorsing Agencies. The video capsule featured messages from Jim Smith, M.S, CSP, ASSE President, Ms Yassie Dunn Global Business Developmen­t Manager. Ashok Garlapati, ASSE Global Region Vice-President. He congratula­ted and thanked participat­ing companies for their overwhelmi­ng response to the award program. He also thanked KPC management for patronizin­g GCC HSE Excellence Award 2018 and their continuous support to the ASSE, Kuwait Chapter.

Dr Siva Prasad Penkey, PhD, MTech, MSc, ASP, GradIOSH, SIIRSM, Deputy Director ASSE-GCC HSE Excellence Award and a Senior Member of ASSE Kuwait Chapter facilitate­d complete award ceremony.

A total of 51 private sector companies from GCC countries including Kuwait, Oman, UAE & Saudi Arabia participat­ed by submitting award applicatio­ns and 85 awards were presented during the ceremony for the winners.

The awards were presented to the winning companies by the guests of the evening Naser Al Shamma, Dy CEO, Support Services, KNPC, Abdullah Al Ajmi – Manager- HSE, KNPC, Ali A Kshawe , Manager Support Services, KNPC, and Fares Al Mansouri, Team Leader- QHSE, KOC

The event was concluded with closing address by Sunil Sadanand, Secretary of ASSE Kuwait Chapter. He thanked the participat­ing companies, KPC for the patronage, KOC for being the Annual Partner for ASSE Kuwait Chapter, KNPC for promoting this award program among their business parnters, Endorsing & Supporting bodies and Organizing Committee members for the successful event. After the award ceremony, Eng. Fadhel Ali, Chapter Chairman and Muhammad Alamgir, Chapter President recognized ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award organizing committee members by presenting the mementos.

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