An interview with MR. Cherchar Mohammed

Written by: Fleming. Team

CNOOC Best HSE Practices

Health, Safety & environment has been a big concern for a long time in all the industries. In-fact many high-profile safety cases over the years have been rooted in failures of leadership. To highlight more about HSE current challenges and best practices, an interview has been conducted with Mr. Cherchar Mohammed, HSE Section Manager at CNOOC, Iraq limited.

What industry has the greatest risks with regards to HSE?

Specific occupational safety and health risk factors vary depending on the specific sector and industry. We have construction for example is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, incurring more occupational fatalities than any other sector in both; The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies the fishing, aviation, lumber, metalworking, agriculture, mining and transportation industries as among some of the more dangerous for work

What are the common challenges faced in Asia when it comes to implementing HSE standards?

The most important challenge is the safety culture and the policy standard of the country, If the country law cover the safety requirements and implemented, it’s so easy to convert the HSE standard with the local policy and implicated in the company

Which country's HSE policy is taken as a benchmark in the ASEAN region and why?

Competitiveness policy benchmarking is a relatively new tool to monitor process and to assess the situation against continuously improving best practice worldwide on an ongoing basis. Its effective use requires close consultation and joint work with the enterprises sector. It serves to assess not just well or poorly firms, specific subsectors and entire sectors perform in a given country as compared with their counterparts in other countries but also the factors that determine competitive performance. It goes beyond competitive analysis by providing an understanding of the processes, skills and capabilities that create superior performance. In doing so, policy benchmarking links up with the key medium- and long-term issues of concern to industrial development policy.

Mr. Cherchar also spoke about the productivity benchmarking in Malaysia:

The report the National Productivity Council warned that Malaysia total factor productivity (TFP) growth had declined and would slide further if not checked. TFP is expected to account for some 30 per cent of overall economic growth for the next five to ten years. Malaysian workers, however, according to the report, displayed one of the lowest productivity levels when compared with the Republic of Korea, Taiwan Province, Hong Kong and Singapore. Similarly, manufacturing productivity was lower than in Singapore, Taiwan Province, and the Republic of Korea.

Can you share with me some of your company's HSE best practices? How are these in line with the existing HSE standards issued by the government?

In My CNOOC Iraq limited Company the HSE practiced like safety international standard, such as procedures, HSE plan, law’s, safety requirements standards, OSHA and much more; because the company have large experiences in off shore then the ON shore; Also in variant discipline of safety; But the problems here we practice only the international standards for safety and concerned the existing law’s about the safety are Rare or totally absent because the country was in war and the former government doesn’t care about the safety culture, and the general law are for governing the country and people.

Mr. Cherchar will be giving special speech on “Challenge to Build Positive Safety Culture”

  • Promote positive behavior in under-developed work area / War zone
  • Conflicts, engagement & communication
  • Very bad habits.

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