Health, Safety & Environment
Tatweer focused on improving and renewing HSE programs to ensure operational risks were minimized, through a combination of implementing new initiatives and further enhancement of the existing HSE management systems.
Owing to Tatweer employees’ dedication and commitment, and the continuous enhancement of HSE programs, the Company was able to achieve zero Injury and Illness Rate (IIR) for Tatweer staff for the first time since its inception in 2009. Tatweer and its contractors worked more than 7.2 million man-hours in 2016 and achieved a combined Injury and Illness Rate (IIR) of 0.19.
With a strong commitment to safety, the Company continued its efforts with the Near- Miss Reporting program. In 2016, employees contributed to the success of the program by reporting an average of 7 reports per person, which is higher than the target of 6 reports per person.
Tatweer also implemented Defensive Driving procedures to raise driving awareness amongst employees, which reduced the number of recordable road traffic accidents by which employees are at fault from 7 in 2015 to 0 in 2016.
Tatweer sponsored HSE campaigns in 2016 related to Heat Stress Prevention, Hunt the Hazard and Back to Basics to improve employees’ and contractors’ hazard awareness in its operations. These topics and other program improvements were included in the Contractor HSE Forums to improve communication between Tatweer and its contractors. Health campaigns such as the Blood Donation, Breast Cancer Awareness and Quit Smoking campaign were also promoted throughout the year.
Tatweer continues its efforts to improve environmental practices throughout the Bahrain Field and has implemented several initiatives and efforts in 2016 towards improvement of environmental practices, including launching a permanent recycling program within the Company and eliminating the use of single use bottles in its offices.