A move toward highest levels of international HSE standards

A major factor that could affect an energy company’s credibility is the strength of the company’s commitment to the highest levels of international health, safety and environment (HSE) standards in today’s industrial world.

“HSE standards play a key role in the selection of an oil and gas contractor,” Hasan Isaabadi Rad, HSE manager at Dana Energy said in an interview.

During a tender process, employers may distribute questionnaires among applicants to see how committed they are to the HSE standards. Some may even audit the HSE records of potential contractors to be assured about their standards.

“Since the lifting of sanctions against Iran, Dana Energy has stepped up efforts to upgrade its HSE standards in an attempt to get ready for partnership with global giants,” the manager said, noting that years of economic sanctions had kept Iranian companies away from global markets and industrial developments.

“We already took a series of measures to improve our HSE standards, but to achieve our goals, we need to boost our efforts to establish an HSE management system and build a strong safety culture; make a record of all HSE-Key performances and adapt them to international standards like OGP standards in the oil and gas industries; develop and/or upgrade policies, approaches, procedures, practices and initiatives; set the HSE goals and monitor the HSE performance of the company through both reactive and proactive methods; and benchmark the performance of Dana Energy’s HSE system against global competitors,” he said.

The reactive methods have a focus on the incidents already happened in projects, but the proactive methods try to prevent incidents from happening by implementation proper control measures, he explained.

Interviewee:
Hassan Isaabadi
Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Director
Oilfield Services