Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) conducted safety trainings for staff of the Ministry of Labour to enhance the effective implementation of environment, health and safety (EHS) practices at the workplace. Following a six-week training session, the 23 participants were given certificates at an award ceremony, held recently at the ENOC Headquarters.
Saif Al Falasi, Executive Director, ENOC EHSQ & Corporate Affairs; Waddah Ghanem, ENOC’s Chief EHSQ Compliance Officer; and Dr. Ali Salem Al Alili, Director of Occupational Health & Safety – Dubai at the Ministry of Labour, addressed the participants and highlighted the importance of safety awareness in today’s workplace.
“The training initiative for the Ministry of Labour staff underscores ENOC’s commitment to uphold the best practices in environment, health and safety in the workplace, while sharing our knowledge and insights with our partners,” said Al Falasi. “This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility ethos: to work with different stakeholders to highlight the importance of EHS.”
“The safety trainings conducted by ENOC are designed to equip our inspectors in scrutinising practices at every workplace,” said Al Alili. “The Ministry of Labour is committed to providing protection and welfare to workers in accordance with the national legislation.”
Eng. Waddah Ghanem held the first session on “Job Safety Task Analysis,” and provided an overview of risk assessment, supported with case studies. Eng. Alia Ali Busamra, ENOC’s Group Environment Senior Compliance Officer discussed environmental management systems.
A course on Construction Activities Hazards and Controls was led by Kanak Rao, a Senior EHS Compliance Officer from ENOC, which outlined the general requirements for controlling hazards and factors to be considered in implementing construction safety management.
Badir Al Ali, also a Senior EHS Compliance Officer from ENOC, discussed the basic principles of fire prevention as part of the “Fire Hazardous & Control” course. Occupational Health and Hygiene was another focus of the training programme, and Nasser Ali, ENOC’s Industrial Hygienist, explained the hazards in the workplace, its health effects and elaborated on various techniques to control them.
ENOC regularly conducts environment, health and safety programmes and hosted regional conferences on EHS last year that brought professionals from around the region to discuss the newest trends and challenges in the industry.