Shell continues to strengthen safety culture
Jun 17, 2014
Kuala Lumpur – Today Shell Malaysia staff and contractors came together to mark Safety Day, an annual event to strengthen their ongoing efforts to promote a stronger safety culture.
Iain Lo, Shell Malaysia Chairman hosted the event in Shell’s office in Miri, Sarawak via video conferencing while Azman Ismail, Shell Malaysia Trading Managing Director played host at Menara Shell, Kuala Lumpur to the guest of honour, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, Chairman of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Also in attendance were representatives from government agencies, contractors and partners.
In his opening address, Lo said “Today is an opportunity, for both Shell staff and our contractors to reaffirm our commitment to safety. It is an opportunity to connect with each other, gain deeper insights and remind ourselves that together we can achieve Goal Zero”.
Goal Zero captures the belief that Shell and its people can operate without fatalities or significant incidents despite the often difficult conditions in which the Company operates. Goal Zero is a clear statement of Shell’s intent to build a strong culture in the Company, a culture where everyone goes home safe and is personally responsible to make sure no one gets hurt on the job.
For 2014 Lo said, Shell will place greater emphasis on re-energising the Life-Saving Rules* and focus on managing process safety risks, “Since the introduction of the Life-Saving Rules, the number of fatalities across Shell has dropped to a quarter of what it was in 2009” and reiterated, “When each of us truly commits to these rules, we will move from a culture of compliance towards a culture of care and commitment, a culture where you are the ambassador of safety for your colleagues and friends”
Azman in Kuala Lumpur added, “Shell Malaysia will continue to drive the importance of safety internally and externally. We have developed various programmes and initiatives to support our employees, partners, contactors, youth and community in their safety journey”
Meanwhile Tan Sri Lee congratulated Shell for commemorating its commitment to safety by running such event on a yearly basis at all Shell locations throughout the world.
Tan Sri Lee said, “I applaud Shell Malaysia’s leadership in instituting safe behaviours and a responsible attitude towards safety in your suppliers and contractors across your business value chain. This will take commitment in leadership, patience and resources”
Since 2007, Shell employees and contractors globally come together on Safety Day to engage and focus on safety. The Shell Safety Day aims to promote and build a strong safety culture within the Shell community by recognising and celebrating great safety performance as well as learning from past incidents in order to prevent future ones.
Shell Malaysia employees all over the nation attended townhalls and interactive engagements for the Shell Malaysia Safety Day at their respective locations at; Menara Shell in Kuala Lumpur, Shell Business Service Center (SBSC) in Cyberjaya, Shell Refining Company in Port Dickson, Sarawak Shell in Miri, Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis (SMDS) in Bintulu and Sabah Shell in Kota Kinabalu.
Shell continues to develop safety best practices via various programmes including the Shell Malaysia Safety Award, Shell Malaysia & Safety Partners' Organisation CEO HSSE Forum, the PRESTIGE workshops in Sabah and Sarawak, Festive Road Safety Campaigns and Shell Traffic Games.
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About Shell Malaysia
Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, smarter infrastructure, smarter use, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment, through cleaner burning natural gas and advanced fuels and lubricants technology.
Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia started more than 120 years in Miri, Sarawak. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream and downstream sector in Malaysia.
Being at the forefront of energy and fuel efficiency, Shell advocates for the use of energy more efficiently as the simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change through driver education, fuel efficient driving behaviour, and smarter mobility collaboration and strategic partnerships to fuel the country’s progress.
As Shell aims to meet the world’s future energy needs with a diversified energy mix and cleaner energy, we enjoin consumers and businesses to use energy better, to do more with less, and make energy conservation a way of life.
At our operations, safety is our top priority. Our goal is to have zero fatalities and no incidents that cause harm to our people and neighbours and put our facilities at risk. We aim to address social concerns and work to benefit local communities, protecting our reputation as we do business.
About Shell Life Saving Rules*
Introduced in 2009, Shell’s 12 Life-Saving Rules are fundamental to the Goal Zero journey. Shell’s 12 Life-Saving Rules set out clear and simple “do’s and don’ts” covering activities with the highest potential safety risk. They are designed to save lives, as follows –
- Work with a valid work permit when required
- Conduct gas tests when required
- Verify isolation before work begins and use the specified life protecting equipment
- Obtain authorisation before entering a confined space
- Obtain authorisation before overriding or disabling safety critical equipment
- Protect yourself against a fall when working at height
- Do not walk under a suspended load
- Do not smoke outside designated smoking areas
- No alcohol or drugs while working or driving
- While driving, do not use your phone and do not exceed speed limits
- Wear your seat belt
- Follow prescribed Journey Management Plan
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