Manama: The Board of Directors of Nass Corporation B.S.C. recently reconstituted Nomination, Corporate Governance and Safety Committee with Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed as its Chairman.
To promote safety within the Nass Corporation a strategic meeting was held recently at the Alba Nuwaidrat projects Occupational Health, Safety and Environment training center and it was attended by the Chairman Mr. Sameer Abdulla Nass, Director Mr. Ghazi Abdulla Nass and Bahrain Health and Safety Society Director Mr. Yassar Abdulrahim Alabbasi.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mustafa Alsayed as well as the General Managers of Nass Corporation who between them will form the Corporation Safety Group with Mr. David Anthony Champion of implementation.
The meeting was started with a speech by Mr. Sameer Nass highlighted the importance and benefits of safety culture with the corporation.
“Poor safety standards cannot be blamed on individuals, it is a management responsibility to achieve a unified standard for safety. And, if we can oversee this aspect from a Board level; then we make it a culture to a preeminent position in the minds of all NASS workers and associates”, said Dr. Mustafa Alsayed during the meeting. “By having a well-trained, organized and energized safety group, safety in the workplace can be kept in the forefront of the minds of workers and management and be considered as much a core value as construction activity and product quality”, he added.
The group will study the natural evolution of the existing safety system and hope to shape it with a behavioural system on a corporate-wide level. The group will meet twice a year and review the implementation plan set to the safety teams.
Mr. Sameer Nass, Chairman of Nass Corporation commented on the occasion as, “Developing a culture of safety in our workplace not only holistically supports our employees, but it also directly impacts the company’s bottom line. Hence, most importantly, management must establish the authority of the Safety Group and then support it”.
He added, “When divisional management sees the impact that the lead group has, they will acquire it and then they pass that vibration along to all levels of the company.”
Once the fully functional safety group starts to secure its role as a safety watchdog and train its representatives in hazard identification and awareness approaches, the group’s safety representatives will also look into individual division’s safety standards and current performance. The objective set by Dr. Mustafa was to ensure consistency across all Divisions of Nass Corporation and that each Division acquires OHSAS18000/18001 (ISO45001) by 1st of April 2017 and to further enhance the current practice by those who already have it and also to establish behaviour based safety culture throughout the organization.