Tuesday, August 23
Human factors refer to environmental, organisational and job factors, and individual characteristics, which may influence their behaviour at work and affect health and safety. These include three interrelated aspects that must be considered: the job, the individual, and the organisation. What may be a good system of work in one part of an organisation, may be less than ideal in other parts, for a region where culturally driven attitudes towards risk management may be significantly different. Human factors analysis focuses on how these interactions contribute towards the creation of a safe workplace. This session will discuss how human factors can affect an organisation’s performance.
Operational and occupational safety in oil and gas industry continue to be a major focus. Safety incident preventions are important to ensure business profitability, sustainability, and to demonstrate duty-of-care. This session will discuss what more can be done to improve operational and occupational safety results. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:
- New technology and robotics
- New way of doing things safely
- New way of managing and executing projects
- New way of building workers’ competency and discipline
Participants will be able gain knowledge on the above topics and equip themselves to positively impact operational and occupational safety.
Wednesday, August 24
With game-changing support of advances in digitalisation, organisations are improving health and safety in the workplace by leaps and bounds. The biggest impact of digitisation can be seen in how it can revolutionise engagement, which ultimately underpins the success and effectiveness of any health and safety program.
Digital ways-of-working are improving how organisations identify the critical areas to focus on, how messages are communicated, and how the information is understood, accepted, and demonstrated through changed behaviours.
While traditional paper-based or face-to-face methods are still valid approaches to achieve these outcomes, many leaders are now also looking to ‘digital’ as a viable alternative.
This session will discuss embracing digitalisation and digitisation as a fundamental part of an organisation’s HSE strategy in identifying roadblocks and driving a positive change in culture by bringing health and safety to the forefront of people’s minds and actions.
The current economic climate and sustainability pressure are forcing oil and gas operators to work their ageing assets hard. But in the drive to achieve sustained operational excellence and protect margins, a reliance on traditional asset integrity methods is hindering maintenance programmes and risking HSE standards.
This session will discuss the integration of HSE with technical and asset integrities for a safer, more sustainable work environment.
Thursday, August 25
Process safety is part of safety management and focuses on the concerns of major hazards impacting safety, environmental damage, and business losses. In the beginning of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic conditions escalated, it was a challenge to maintain the “license-to-operate” in ensuring no harm to people, environment, asset, and reputation. Despite most of the world being shut down to contain the spread of COVID-19, the energy sector continued operating to fuel the world’s energy needs. Operating under duress with restricted movement, border closing, work from home and more, organisations had to maintain process safety management systems as per regulatory standards, to continue operating safely.
This session will discuss case studies on issues, challenges, and lessons learnt from sustaining process safety management systems and initiatives for operational efficiency and optimisation in pandemic period, such as:
- Process safety fundamentals
- Major accident hazard scenarios
- Critical safety elements
- Barrier management, mechanical integrity, and more
The new ways of working and rate of adoption within organisations post-pandemic, from leadership level down to frontliners will also be discussed.
No organisation runs successfully without collaboration and coordination in the workplace. These two elements are catalysts to successful HSE programme implementation. Collaboration and coordination in the workplace involve individuals working together to solve problems across departments, management levels, and functions.
This panel session will discuss and share collaboration and coordination strategies to achieve operational excellence in the workplace.