Richardson Oil and Gas Limited has restated its commitment to ensure safety in work places through provision of integrated Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) consulting services.
Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akin Osuntoki who stated this at the 7th edition of PSRG-Richardson HSSE forum, in Lagos noted that safety in the work place is germane to excellent workers’ productivity.
He noted that part of efforts by the company to ensure adherence to safety at work is the annual PSRG-Richardson HSSE forum which started in 2009 and which has been adding value to diverse participants.
This year’s forum tagged: “HSSE Management and Practice: A focus on Behavioural Safety” was attended by industry experts from diverse fields.
The forum provides a platform for stakeholders, major players and practitioners in various sectors such as Oil and Gas, Construction, Manufacturing,
Telecommunications and Security to meet and analyse HSSE issues and also relate it with international best practices.
While explaining the theme of the forum, he said behavioural safety is a process that creates a safety partnership between management and employees that continually focuses people’s attention and actions on theirs and others’ daily safety-conscious behaviour. “Safety culture is not only shown in the general state of the premises and conditions of the machinery but in the attitudes and behaviours of the employees towards safety”, he added.
According to him, the issues of Health, Safety, Security and Environment have been integrated into daily operational systems, as HSSE has gone beyond being a departmental concern and are now part of the functions of management as well.