American Society of Safety Engineers – Kuwait Chapter (ASSE) is pleased to launch of ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award 2017. Fadhel Ali, Chairman, ASSE Kuwait chapter released the brochure for the award program during chapter Executive Committee meeting on 18 January followed by web launch program was organized on 23 January at Hotel Safir, Kuwait. More than 120 HSE leaders representing different Private Sector Companies of Kuwait and Other parts of GCC, participated in this launch program. The event witnessed 120 HSE professionals out of which 30 plus contracting companies of Kuwait and around 80 ASSE HSE professionals.
American Society of Safety Engineers-Gulf Cooperation Council HSE Excellence Award introduced to recognize leadership, excellence and encourage exceptional performance in the field of Health, Safety and Environment in private sector companies in the Gulf Region.
The American Society of Safety Engineers-Kuwait chapter instituted the award, since 2007. The award scheme is devised to recognize and reward those GCC private sector organizations who have been successful over the course of the years in managing the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment risks of workplace, development and performance of its HSE Management System.
The award is patronised by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and endorsed by the international organisations like International Association Of Drilling Contractors (IADC), Board of Certified Professional (BCSP) and supported by Institution of Occupational Safety and Health UK (IOSH) & Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).
The awards will be presented to the private sector organizations under five categories such as ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING, OIL & GAS, FACILITY & MAINTENANCE and SECTOR (Specific Contract / Project Site). Based on the award criteria, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit awards are presented under each Category.
In addition to this, special awards are also being presented under Management of Driving Safety Award, Best HSE Initiative award, Best Environmental Excellence Award, Best Corporate Social Responsibility award and Best Risk Management Award. This year award pattern is modified, so that any company can participate in any of the award whether it is a service sector or industrial depending upon on their functions related to the award title.
During the brochure release event Chairman ASSE, Kuwait chapter Mr Fadhel Ali conveyed best wishes to the Chapter Executive Committee members and Award organising committee members for the success of the program.
During the Launch program, CH. Rama Krushna Chary, President of ASSE Kuwait Chapter welcomed the gathering and opening address stated that it will be a good opportunity for the private sector companies to show case their HSE performance and benchmark their position. Sunil Sadanandan, Treasurer briefed on the recent activities of ASSE Kuwait Chapter.
Chief guest Mr. Ali Kshawe, ASSE Advisory Committee member and Manager HSE, Kuwait National Petroleum Company in his address stated that ASSE GCC HSE excellence award promotes HSE culture among the companies and commended the efforts of the ASSE Kuwait chapter for introducing such awards. He also emphasised the contractors to participate in the event.
The ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award 2017 Director Mr. Jignesh Shah briefed the gathering on the award program and its benefits.
During the program, the website for the GCC HSE excellence award 2017 was launched in the presence of invited guests from the contracting companies, ASSE Executive Committee, ASSE Advisory members and the ASSE members.
The question and answer session was held for the ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award 2017.
The details of the award program is available in the web site http://www.asse-hseawards.com The last date for award submission is 28 February, 2017. The list of winners under different categories will be announced at the end of March 2017 and the gala award ceremony will be during last week of April or first week of may 2017 at a reputed hotel in Kuwait.