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ASSE Kuwait Chapter launches GCC HSE Excellence Award 2018
January 21, 2018, 2:14 pm

American Society of Safety Engineers – Kuwait Chapter (ASSE) launched the ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award 2018. Fadhel Ali, Chairman, ASSE Kuwait chapter, Fares Al-Mansouri, Team Leader of KOC along with Advisory committee & Core Committee of ASSE Kuwait Chapter released the brochure for the award program on 15 January at KOC Tent, Ahmadi Township, State of Kuwait.

More than 150 HSE leaders representing different Private Sector Companies of Kuwait and other parts of GCC, participated in this launch program. The event witnessed 150 HSE professionals out of which 40 plus contracting companies of Kuwait and around 110 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 patronized by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and endorsed by the international organisations like International Association Of Drilling Contractors (IADC), Supported by Board of Certified Professional (BCSP) and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health UK (IOSH).

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, Fadhel Ali conveyed best wishes to the Chapter Executive Committee members and Award organising committee members for the success of the program.  Chief guest Mr. Fares Al-Mansouri 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.

During the Launch program, Sunil Sadanandan, Secretary of ASSE Kuwait Chapter, Welcomed the VIPs and the gathering. Mr. Muhammad Alamgir, President of ASSE Kuwait Chapter in his opening address stated that it will be a good opportunity for the private sector companies to showcase their HSE performance and benchmark their position.

The ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award 2018 Director Aamir Rasheed briefed the gathering on the award program and its benefits.

During the program, the website for the GCC HSE excellence award 2018 was launched by Fares Al-Mansouri 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 held for the ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award 2018.

The details of the award program available in the website The last date for award submission is 15 February, 2018. The list of winners under different categories will be announced on 24 March, 2018 and the gala award ceremony will be on 25 April 2018 at a reputed hotel in Kuwait.


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