Mellitah Oil and Gas operates under a common set of business principles, supported by policies and Management plans and implemented through the organization structure. In support of the business principles there is a Company Health, Safety, Environment, Quality and Industrial security (HSEQS) Policies, which requires all the company organization to manage HSEQS in a systematic manner.
The HSEQS Department main responsibility is to provide information and proper actions on the challenges facing the management of HSEQS and Sustainable Development within the company activities and to detail the systematic approach taken to manage the HSEQS aspects of the business to ensure
That the company’s activities are planned, carried out, controlled, and directed so that the HSEQS objectives are met. The main objectives of HSEQS Department includes:
- to establish an appropriate Health, Safety and Environmental policy;
- to identify hazards, assess risks and implement necessary control measures;
- to identify the areas of potentially significant health, social and environmental impacts resulting from the organizations past, present, or future activities, products or services;
- to identify the legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to the organizations HSE compliance
- to identify priorities and establish appropriate HSE objectives and targets;
- to establish an HSE program and structure to implement the policy, achieve the objectives and targets,
- comply with relevant legislative requirements;
- prevent pollution and eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses;
- to establish procedures for document control, operational control, records management and emergency
- preparedness and response;
- To facilitate planning, controlling, monitoring, training, communication, corrective and preventative action, and auditing and management review activities.
The company’s HSEQS Department includes health, safety, environmental, quality and industrial safety sections, These sections are jointly managed by the Department of Health, Safety, Environment, Quality and Industrial Safety, each serving a specific area; however, they eventually merge into one goal: to provide the best and safest environments and results for the Safety, health and environment of the Company, its partners, visitors and society in general. The following is a brief summary of the Department’s sub-sections:
- Occupational Health and Medical Support:
Mellitah Oil and Gas have a commitment to protect and promote the health of those impacted either directly or indirectly by field operations in its operations and activities, this includes users, contractors, visitors, suppliers and residents of the vicinity of the company’s sites. in line with this commitment the company has established an effective Health Management System to ensure the achievement of the objectives and the desired goal of its health policy.
The goal of the Company Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Section is to protect the health of workers and the neighboring community through the identification, evaluation and control of potential workplace exposures. Each business unit develops and implements an Exposure Assessment Plan that identifies potential chemical and non-chemical exposures, and implements controls to prevent worker or community exposures. Health assessments are conducted to ensure that control measures are protecting the health of potentially exposed workers.
- Industrial safety:
The Company is committed to work toward the goal of zero injuries, illnesses and incidents. Developing a strong culture of safety and delivering superior safety performance is achieved by having engaged leadership working with a committed and skilled workforce. Working safely is embedded in our culture, and each employee and contract worker has the right to stop any job they believe to be unsafe.
The section operational standards and procedures, designed to reduce risks during critical activities, provide an added measure of protection and strengthen our existing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management System. They serve to guide the behavior of employees and contractors, and are independently assured and verified on the job for all critical work tasks. The main responsibilities of the Safety section includes:
- Prepare and develop safety regulations and procedures and monitor their implementation.
- Make sure of the availability of the safety means at all vitals facilities
- Set conditions, specifications and technical standards of the safety equipment in addition to classifying and unifying them.
- Schedule maintenance works of safety equipment and organizing regular and unexpected inspection visits.
- Prepare a safety guides for the operating sites.
- Provide fire-fighting equipment such as alarms, fixed and mobile fire extinguishers, and machinery.
- To implement effective S risk management, and provide information on Safety performance.
- Ensure that Safety issues are considered at senior management level where appropriate.
- Evaluate & monitor S communication to validate their effectiveness for the level of risk.
- Ensure that lines of communication are available to all staff and managers, on H&S matters.
- Environmental Protection:
Environmental section advise the company on how to minimize their impact on the environment and, in some cases, oversee the delivery of impact reduction strategies. The section is responsible to develop and then measure the success of the schemes for waste management, renewable energy, recycling, pollution reduction and pollution prevention. The main duties of the environmental section includes:
- Implementing environmental policies and practices
- Devising strategies to meet targets and to encourage best practice
- Devising the best tools and systems to monitor performance and to implement strategies
- Ensuring compliance with environmental legislation
- Assessing, analyzing and collating environmental performance data and reporting information to internal staff, clients and regulatory bodies
- Confirming that materials, ingredients and so on are ethically or environmentally sourced
- Liaising with internal staff including senior managers and directors
- Providing environmental training to staff at all levels
- Writing plans and reports
- Keeping up to date with relevant changes in environmental legislation and initiatives including international legislation where applicable
- Producing educational or information resources for internal staff, clients or the general public
- Liaising with regulatory bodies such as the Environment Agency
- Quality Protection:
Quality section aim to ensure that the company operations is fit for purpose, is consistent and meets both external and internal requirements. This includes legal compliance and owners expectations. The sections role is concerned with monitoring and advising on the performance of the quality management system, producing data and reporting on performance, measuring against set standards.
The section liaise with other company departments and staff throughout the organization to ensure that the quality management system is functioning properly. Where appropriate, the section advice on changes and how to implement them and provide training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve quality standards. the main roles of the Quality section includes:
- Devising and establishing a company’s quality procedures, standards and specifications
- Reviewing legal requirements and making sure they are met
- Working with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements from external suppliers
- Setting standards for quality as well as health and safety
- Making sure that operation and production processes meet international and national standards
- Looking at ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency
- Defining quality procedures in conjunction with operating staff
- Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures
- Monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports
- Making suggestions for changes and improvements and how to implement them
- Using relevant quality tools and making sure managers and other staff understand how to improve the business
- Making sure the company is working as effectively as possible to keep up with competitors
5- Industrial Security
Although security risks can never be fully eliminated, we believe they can be effectively managed. We have taken comprehensive steps and invested heavily to address potential threats to our operations in the various locations and operating sites. Through systematic security processes, we continuously monitor and assess the security environment, and company security policies. To provide for the safety and security of our personnel and operations worldwide we implement a wide variety of security measures.
As an operator of critical infrastructure and facilities in challenging locations, we work closely with governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, our peers and local communities on initiatives to identify, deter, prevent and mitigate a range of potential threats to company personnel, facilities and operations.
- Management Systems:
The scope of the management Systems covers all Company operating assets and locations. It is aimed to be utilized as a source of reference for the Management, Department Managers and representatives to ensure compliance with the local laws, to achieve continuous HSE performance improvement and to demonstrate that HSE related risks are managed to a level which is as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).
The set of management systems adopted by the company in the management of its business includes the ISO 9001 standard for quality systems and ISO 14001 for environmental management system and the specifications for OSH 18001 and the last not issued by ISO (despite the spread of this error among many workers in the field, Is a global standard issued by a consortium of governmental and private institutions interested in occupational health and safety issues.
- The quality management system of ISO 9001 aims at achieving the requirements that guarantee the quality of the services and the final product of the company in accordance with the legal requirements and the marketing specifications.
- The ISO 14001 specification is aimed at ensuring that the operations and products of the company do not damage the environment and reduce the consumption of natural resources as the sources of energy and water.
- The OSHAS 18001 aims to ensure the safety and health of the employees and employees of the company. These specifications conform to the general nature of the system, which allow them to be applied uniformly in order to reduce the cost of establishing the system and facilitate its management process. Communicate between the company and the community and increase the loyalty of the company’s employees.
These systems are primarily based on the identification of all internal and internal processes of the Company and the management of associated risks that will affect the health, safety and the environment and the implications associated with our business. HSE management systems are assessed periodically using the company Operations Excellence process, an integrated systematic and collaborative approach, to guide continuous improvement and ultimately achieve the highest standards of excellence. They analyze current status, identify areas for potential improvement, and then implement key activities to reduce risk and further enhance HSE performance.