CONTRACTORS’ HSE PERFORMANCE: PRAGMATIC EVALUATION, BENCHMARKING AND WAYS FOR IMPROVEMENT
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AHMED M. QABAZARD, BALA SIVA SRIKANTH ADIVI, AJAY K. MOHANTY
Improvements to contractors’ HSE standards can be ensured by continuous monitoring and review of their HSE performance. To achieve this, an objective HSE Performance Evaluation (HPE) framework is necessary and essential. Although there are various conventional methods of HSE performance evaluation available in the industry, however, a more comprehensive HPE framework with pertinent HSE parameters will aid to the monitoring approach. In line with this, a more comprehensive HPE framework, which takes into account all HSE parameters pertinent to a contracting organization and its project, has been developed and followed at West Kuwait Directorate (one of three main important assets of Kuwait Oil Company-KOC). This gives better insight and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) of the organization do appropriate and effective professional outcome out of it. In this project (HSE Performance Evaluation), the pertinent factors are analyzed critically, recorded the compliance and deviations w.r.t. the applicable procedures / standards, prepared “SWOT analysis” and suggested the appropriate recommendations appropriate to the risk-based gaps besides benchmarking. This analytical framework of HSE Performance Evaluation (HPE) model can be applied for all contracting agencies, which would facilitate the benchmarking process.
HSE Performance Evaluation, HPE framework, HSE Management System Performance, Critical risk-based gaps, SWOT models