First HSE forum to be held on April 27-28

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INSTITUT Teknologi Brunei (ITB) and Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) will hold the first international health, safety and environment (HSE) forum in the country’s quest towards becoming a centre of excellence in HSE.

Experts from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and EDPMO have been lined up to share their ideas at the forum from April 27-28.

During a press conference yesterday, ITB Head of Publicity Committee Hj Ady Syarmin Hj Md Taib said the forum aimed to address HSE-related issues from different standpoints, in terms of education, training bodies, government and the industry.

He added that the objective of the forum is to gain ideas on how to further develop strategies toward making Brunei become the centre of excellence in HSE and promote networking among HSE personnel.

The forum will also give participants the chance to learn from the speakers as this could be used as a guide for implementation or improvement of HSE policy.

The invited speakers include Steve England, head of HSE at EDPMO, Mohammad Ismadi, director of Policy, Information and Corporate Service at Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower and Dr David Wenham, director of the Postgraduate Programme in Occupational Health and Safety Management, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

Other speakers are Thiran Nathan, Asia Pacific Standards and Approvals Manager, OPITO from Malaysia and Shogo Yoshida, director of Environment and Safety Division, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc in Japan.

The forum, titled ‘Developing HSE Capability in the Oil and Gas Industry in Brunei’ will focus on the theme ‘Engage, Communicate and Deliver’ and identify current issues and barriers in developing and improving HSE competence in Brunei.

The Brunei Times