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Safety Performance

During 2015, ADGAS and its Contractors has achieved 72 million man hours without LTI by the 5th April 2015, for the sixth consecutive year. With the development of the E-learning H2S Training Package and the close coordination with all ADGAS contractors, this has improved the safety awareness among all ADGAS employees and contractors.

Several ADGAS divisions/departments and contractors have accomplished excellent safety performance in terms of LTI free man-hours. 

Contractors such as, GOGAS, TARGET, SIEMENS, CEGELEC, QCON, CAE, CCTC and CCC all have completed the year 2015 for their on-going projects without LTI during.

Advanced Safety Audits

The graph shows a substantial increase in conducting ASA in comparison to previous years. In 2015, a total of 3540 advanced safety audits were conducted. 

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Similar to previous years, targets were set for ADGAS Management to conduct plant safety tours and to perform a number of behavioral based safety audits (ASA) where several managers even surpassed over 250% compliance of the set target. Also, targets were set for all trained ASA auditors who not only accomplished their targets but also in several cases accomplished more than their targets and safety rewards were distributed to all those with extraordinary accomplishments, thus encouraging everyone to contribute to the overall safety culture enhancement in the organization.


ADGAS has a 5 year rolling HSE audit plan, covering all HSE critical operations and facilities. This audit plan includes a complete update of the ADGAS HSEMS by implementing all the findings from the gap analysis including the requirements of the recent approved CoP’s, 01 HSEMS External audit by ADNOC party, 01 HSEMS Internal Audit and 20 Internal Audits for ISO-14001.

During 2015 several audit sessions of ADGAS HSEMS Programmes were conducted by the respective Programme Champions with their Process Owners, in addition to the full review of the ADGAS HSEMS to ensure it is in full compliance with ADNOC HSEMS.

  • ADGAS HSEMS External Audit conducted by ADNOC from 6th to 10th September 2015. ADGAS has achieved 90% HSEMS compliance with minor recommendation for further improvement.

  • ADGAS Internal HSESM Audit has conducted for FOUR elements in line with ADNCO CoP V1-09 and V1-11 conducted by ISO certified auditor team from HSED. HSEMS compliance for FOUR elements was achieved 93%. The audit for other FOUR HSEMS elements has planned for Q2/2016

  • All planned audits of the ISO 14001 were successfully completed.

 ADGAS has conducted the following HSE Audits of Contractor Operations

  • ADGAS Job Officers conduct Bi Monthly audits of their respective contractors.

  • Four (04) Joint audits conducted by ADGAS and ADMA OPCO staff for the following Contractors: GOGAS, Granite, Target, and Intergulf.

  • Four (05) audits conducted by ADGAS Staff for the following Contractors: DODSAL, ADCC, VELOSI, QCON & KHALED FARAJ SHIPPING.

  • As part of the HSE Pre-qualification 21 HSE Audits conducted at Contractor sites. 

Department HSE Performance Measurements 

The 2015 HSE performance measurement for Department’s has shown once again that Divisions and Departments are striving to improve further their HSE performance by surpassing their set target. This is in line with ADGAS Policy to improve HSE at all levels and in all disciplines. The performance indicators included in this measurement scheme are: Number of near-miss reported, HSE Workplace meetings, Planned General Inspections, Management Safety Tours, Advanced Safety Audits, HSE Trainings attended against committed schedule and HSE Toolbox talks provided to site workforce.

Emergency Preparedness

ADGAS has a comprehensive system in place to deal with various types of Emergency situations that may occur in conducting business. Emergency preparedness is regularly practised as demonstrated by the following exercises events held during the reporting year of 2015:

  • 15/02/2015: One major Evacuation Exercise conducted for the Pre T/A personnel at Train Plant 21 

  • 29/04/2015: Full scale exercise conducted for a scenario of full surface fire at Tank 10. 

  • 05/05/2015: ADNOC / ADMA & ADGAS large exercise oil spill.

  • 22/12/2015: An emergency exercise involving ADGAS and ADMA-OPCO major evacuation of personnel from ADGAS & ADMA Head Office.

  • 30/12/2015: An Evacuation Exercise at LNG Jetty. 

At the end of each of the above exercises, a debrief meeting is held and an action plan is issued addressing all the lessons learned. 

In addition to the above exercises, Emergency Drills are conducted on monthly basis for all ongoing project conducted by respective contractors and observed by ADGAS. 

In addition to the above exercises, several other exercises were conducted for the on-going Projects and the Operations Crews and these are summarized as follow:

  • 14 Evacuation Drills for different ADGAS facilities conducted by Operations Crews.

  • 90 emergency exercises were conducted at different ADGAS minor Projects.

  • 06 emergency evacuation exercises were conducted during the Train 3 Turnaround

Furthermore, on a monthly basis an evacuation drill is conducted both for all ADGAS and contractors Das buildings.

Near-Miss Reporting 

In 2015, the HSE Division recorded a total of 7247 near-miss reports against an annual target of 4236. The ADGAS 2015 HSE KPI related to near-miss per established position surpassed its stretched target by more than 71%.

In addition to the normal near miss related to occupational safety reported we have recorded quite a substantial number of near misses related to Process Safety. 

It is also recognized that more awareness among employees is still required for better understanding of process safety near-miss in order to enhance the reporting of this type of near-miss further. 

Risk Management/Risk Assessment

Within ADGAS all risks are managed at all levels. This includes working levels by implementing both the Task Risk Assessments and the Permit to Work System, facility levels by carrying out quantified risk assessments and safety risk engineering studies, and on the projects' level, by conducting all the necessary safety studies including H2S zoning Study for all ADGAS Facilities in compliance with revised ADNOC CoP V4-10 and the ADNOC HSE Impact Assessments for ADGAS existing.

A process risk assessment procedure, in compliance with both the ADNOC relevant codes of practices and the ADGAS HSE Management System, is well implemented within all ADGAS facilities, to manage all activities effectively and safely.

In 2015 ADGAS conducted the following risk management activities for all its on-going operations and projects.

  • HAZOP (Hazards and Operability Study): 19

  • Number of Task Risk Assessments (TRA): 602

  • Number of Quantified Risk Assessment (QRA): 04 

  • Number of HSEIA’s: 05

  • Number of Hazards Identification (HAZID): 04

  • Number of Safety Integrity Level Study (SIL): 03

  • Number of HSE reviews of modifications: 14

  • Number of Project HSE reviews (PHSER): 05 

ADGAS believes that the identification, assessment and control of all hazards and risks are an essential requirement for proactive HSE Management.

Implementing ADNOC Codes of Practice

During 2015, all ADNOC Codes of Practices within the six (06) volumes (revised on April 2014) has been implemented. 

Process Safety

Process Safety Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are continuously reported on a monthly basis by the different ADGAS Divisions . Also Process safety Awareness sessions are being delivered monthly  to all plant personnel to enhance their awareness and  knowledge in differentiating between process safety and occupational safety

The process safety KPIs are composed of lagging and leading indicators and are reported on a monthly basis. Total Number of Process safety KPI is 37.

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In order to effectively monitor process safety events, both lagging and leading indicators were developed and reported on a monthly basis. The following is the list of these indicators:

lagging indicators consist of :

  1. Process Safety Incident Rate (PSIR),

  2. Process Safety Incident Severity Rate (PSISR).

Leading indicators consist of:

  • Plant Inspection,

  • Maintenance of HSECES,

  • R & R Schemes,

  • Emergency Shutdown Systems

  • Pressure Safety Valves, 

  • Fire and Gas Detection system, 

  • Plant Management of Change,

  • Functional Testing of ADGAS Firefighting Equipment,

  • Process Safety Training,

  • Emergency exercises.

The above Lagging and Leading indicators are in full compliance with both API 754.