Oman LNG said it has achieved 10 Million Man-Hours without a single Lost Time Injury (LTI).
Its attainment of 10 Million Man-Hours without LTI notably comes after a year in which it carried out an elaborate shutdown activity on its Train 2—one of three production units—gathering an unusually high number of personnel, to carry out critical repair and maintenance of machinery that facilitate the liquefaction of natural gas. Such intensive activity typically has a much higher potential for accidents, if proper precautions are not put in place and consistently emphasised.
Oman LNG operates a three-train, 10.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) capacity plant in Sur. In 2009, the company launched its 12 Life Saving Rules, that sets out a simple and clear list of do’s and don’ts in activities with the highest potential for risk to safety, as a guide to employees and contractors in the delivery of their tasks.
In 2011, the company not only retained ISO certifications for its world-class operations but also earned the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) Certification, the BS – OHSAS 18001:2007, that assists organisations reduce risks linked to occupational health and safety in the work environment as they relate to employees, customers and the general public.