Health and Safety is accorded the highest priority by the Company. While the statistics show a consistent record of excellence, the Company is mindful of complacency that can set in with these results. As a consequence, steps have been taken that shall ensure a more proactive approach towards the issue of Health & Safety.
Loss Time Incident (LTI) of Manah Power Plant remains ZERO during the O&M regime following COD of both phases. As of December 2016, the Plant has clocked 7,520 LTI free days since the commencement of operations. Manah Plant was awarded the ROSPA Gold Award in recognition of its stellar performance on Health & Safety.
The Company Management regularly takes part in safety walks with its Operator and attends their Safety Committee Meetings. Our Customer, OPWP, as part of their commitment to HSE also conducted an audit during the year.
The Plant Operator (STOMO) is certified for OHSAS 18001 for Health & Safety Management. STOMO is also been certified for ISO 14001 Environmental Management. In order to further the culture of safety through all levels, STOMO is encouraging its key personnel to qualify for NEBOSH.
The on-line safety management system “Intelex” – a dynamic system that enables reporting of incidents, assigns actions to concerned persons, monitors close follow-up of actions being taken and ensures that adequate closure is achieved – is in place and is actively used by all employees.
During 2016, we had three incidents : One near miss, one minor fire incident and one medical treatment case. All incidents are logged onto the system and appropriate tool box talks and training provided to staff and contractors.
Since 2013, UPC has a permanent station for monitoring of ambient air quality within its plant premises.
The equipment continuously monitors the ambient air for gaseous effluents such as carbon monoxide, non-methane hydro-carbons, oxides of nitrogen (NO, NO2, NOx) and sulphur dioxide.
Reports from this station are submitted to MECA on a quarterly basis.
We believe this also helps MECA in establishing base line ground level concentrations for gaseous effluents by feeding into the larger environment data being monitored by MECA. In this way, it can be considered that the Company is one of the contributors to the mapping of Oman’s environment.