Bapco achieves big safety record
19/07/2012 23:26 AST Trade Arabia
Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) said it has achieved an incident and injury free record in refining for the first half this year with five million man-hours without a lost injury time.
"Bapco has successfully complied with the vision of 'striving for excellence' and has been achieving excellence as shown in the records during this period," said chief executive Gordon Smith.
"The company celebrated five million man-hours without a lost injury time," he added.
"This means that all of the Bapco and contractor employees who have attended work within Bapco facilities have been able to return home without significant injury for the last 230 days.
"The company's next target is 8m man-hours," Smith said.
Bapco's major capital investment project, the Waste Water Treatment Project (WWTP) also achieved an additional 2m man-hours without a lost time injury, he added.
"This is a tremendous achievement considering the high risk activities that are being carried out in constructing a new facility.
"The strong safety record is not due to luck, but rather to the strong safety culture within the organisation, as well as decades of development in the health and safety standards and procedures.
"The significant health and safety successes are set against a backdrop of high refinery onstream factor," he added.
The refinery has processed over 800,000 barrels of crude above the business plan budget.
"This is a testament to the hard work, diligence and dedication of all Bapco staff and contractors, in ensuring that the refinery processed safely the maximum possible crude rate, Smith added.
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