Mashhor achieves 6.5m hrs without lost time injuries

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BELAIT

MASHHOR Offshore Painting Services (MOPS) recently marked a milestone of 6.5 million hours without lost time injuries (LTI) while servicing contracts with Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).

The period of 6.5 million hours spans MOPS’s first contract with BSP for offshore painting in 2007, and continues into their succeeding second contract secured last January for offshore coating and maintenance.

MOPS’s operations manager Hj Rakawih Hj Daud said the achievement has been made possible by the prioritisation of fundamental Health, Safety, and Environment (HSSE) standards, and the steadfast implementation of BSP's intervention programme Pakat.

“We have made HSSE a practice with zero tolerance. And to ensure we are able to proactively improve in HSE, transparency has been at our core, so that we are able to deal with reported incidents effectively and record them under Pakat,” said Hj Rakawih.

MOPS HSE cooordinator Norliza Hj Abdullah said the next target for the company is seven million hours, which should be achievable before the end of the year.

“We had four recordable incidents last year – two of which happened while off duty. We investigate all on our part, to see what lessons we can learn from them and see what measures can be taken to avoid them from recurring in the future,” said Norliza.

Hj Rakawih added that the Energy Industry Competency Framework has been crucial in providing MOPS with young, skilled Bruneians able to serve as scaffolders, blasters and painters for the company.

“Many of them who have worked for MOPS for several years have been upgraded from trainees to skilled and from skilled into the supervisory category, and we plan on absorbing more graduates from EICF,” he said.

MOPS, which falls under the Mashhor Group of Companies hosted an orientation event on Wednesday at the Municipal Hall in Kuala Belait to mark the achievement and highlight HSE practices.

BSP representative Peter Massey also presented Chairman of Mashhor Group of Companies Malai Hj Abdul Hamid Hj Malai Mashhor with a plaque to signify the achievement.

The Brunei Times