Engineering Department staff through the invitation of Raysut Cement Company attended the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)- Oman Chapter meeting held at the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industries-Salalah.
Mr. Frank Higgins - Head of HSE, Raysut Cement gave an overview of the Health and Safety standards and practices in Oman. He cited the importance of forming a committee to enhance and upgrade health, safety and environment standards in and outside the workplace. This committee could serve as platform for professionals to share experiences, best practices and to develop their own skills through personal development. The benefits of affiliation to the UK-based IIRSM were also mentioned during the session.
Participants in the meeting were also informed that initially, SCT Chemical Engineering students were given one year FREE student membership in IIRSM and later extended to all SCT students. This membership entitles the students to access online the institute’s HSE resources, participate in forums as well as gain advance knowledge in preparation for future employment.
For updates and developments undertaken to improve risk management in Oman, participants were urged to attend future meetings.