Health, Safety, and Environment
MAPNA Group HSE: A history
MAPNA Group’s HSE unit was founded in 2002, based on the two core values of “responsibility of all personnel in HSE-related issues ” and “HSE priority in all organizational activities”.
This unit oversees the adherence to the integrated HSE management system requirements in design and engineering activities, as well as executive and service operations, while treating this system as an essential part of all business activities.
When MAPNA Group began its activity, a committee of managers from MAPNA’s major projects was formed to manage human resources in the field of HSE and promote the culture of following HSE rules in MAPNA’s workshops and headquarters. The committee also aimed to meet the legal requirements in ongoing projects.
The HSE unit’s activities took on a new chapter in 2006, when MAPNA partnered with a French company to implement the Pars LNG project in Asaluyeh. Later, the “Department of Systems and Quality” (now known as “Systems and Information”) was established with the HSE unit being transferred there. Accordingly, MAPNA Group developed the approach of integrating HSE rules, regulations, and statements for the first time.
Policy, Strategies, and Goals
MAPNA Group’s HSE regulations were developed in 2008, based on the Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSE-MS) model, which was inspired by leading companies in the HSE field, such as Shell. The main principles of this system are designed to meet the demands and requirements of HSE management standards and can serve as a reference for personnel, contractors and intermediaries who want to evaluate the HSE management system.
The HSE regulations are structured in a way that systematizes the communication between the risks in the organization and the organization’s manager; This means that by following the regulations, the management of each unit can have the capability to deal with all kinds of potential risks, direct the organization under their command in case of risk, assign the responsibility of people for each type of risk, evaluate the performance of the organization in facing the risk and organize people based on their functions and processes. This can prevent errors and correct them and manage all kinds of changes in the systems. In other words, this system shows how the components are related to each other by a model.
This regulation has been revised three times over the past years, and now the latest edition is accessible to all MAPNA Group personnel.
Strategic Goals of MAPNA Group's HSE
MAPNA Group’s HSE priorities are aligned with the strategy of advancing HSE processes, and this can be achieved by “safeguarding and protecting organizational capital (human resources, environment, reputation and equipment)” and “attaining a preventive approach in HSE”.
The visual model of the principles that govern MAPNA Group’s HSE management system is shown below. In this model, all elements interact under the leadership and commitment of the organization’s senior management. The senior managers of all MAPNA Group companies are responsible for the availability and adequacy of resources required to implement MAPNA Group’s HSE system and must ensure the execution and maintenance of HSE systems and compliance with its requirements.
The main goals of HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) at MAPNA Group companies:
- To establish and enhance the preventive policy in HSE by lowering the high-risk hazards
- To establish and enhance the preventive policy in safety and environment by decreasing accidents
- To establish and enhance the preventive policy in health by lowering the occurrence rate of occupational diseases
- Balanced awareness, comprehension and knowledge of HSE
The main principles of MAPNA Group’s HSE regulations are designed to meet the demands and requirements of ISO14001-2015, ISO14031-2013, ISO45001-2018 and HSE-MS standards and guidelines. The core of HSE work is to monitor the performance of other units, so that they are effective in HSE, therefore, the main areas of activity of this unit are first to provide assignments and legal requirements, and then it is focused on the field of personnel health and contracting agreements. The activities of the HSE unit can be planned in any of the following specialized areas:
- Preserving and enhancing the health of MAPNA Group staff and preventing infectious and occupational diseases
- Designing and implementing health improvement programs for occupational groups and individuals
- Preventing occupational hazards and lowering harmful factors in the work environment to create a healthy work environment
- Assessing health risks and developing control plans to lower the risk level
- Developing and executing MAPNA Group’s comprehensive health plan
- Commitment to follow safety standards by staff and contractors in all aspects of MAPNA Group’s activities
- Enhancement of safety culture and performance at MAPNA Group level
- Preventing and minimizing accidents in work environments
- Performing inspections and safety assessments with a focus on ongoing projects
- Analyzing disabling incidents and implementing preventive and corrective actions
- Learning from incidents and reporting them
- Managing waste and using resources and energy efficiently
- Reducing and, if possible, avoiding emissions and outputs that harm the environment
- Taking part and learning from the activities of leading organizations in environmental issues
- Working towards the goal of sustainable development based on environmental principles
- Minimizing potential harmful factors and adverse environmental impacts of new and development projects/services and products
- Integrating energy management system in MAPNA Group
- Integrating and optimizing energy consumption, and enhancing the efficiency of power plants
- Creating a preventive approach and sustainable development
- Lowering energy costs
MAPNA Group started its HSE training by educating its senior managers and then continued with monthly training and periodic tests for its HSE unit staff. Next, it extended the training to its workshop staff and finally established a course called HSE comprehensive training system. To implement this system, MAPNA divided its staff from all departments into six groups (from managers to workers) and assessed the type of training needed for each group. Then, with the help of academic professors, MAPNA improved its internal capacity to conduct the training, and only used external trainers for the risk assessment section. The outcome of the HSE courses became the input of the HSE program in the whole group, and this process evolved by transforming the HSE tours into educational tours. The educational activities of this unit include the following:
- Spotting educational needs and conducting internal and external training courses to enhance the skills of the staff
- Organizing HSE tours and conferences at the level of MAPNA Group
- Sharing information among HSE staff of MAPNA Group to apply the best and most updated practices in HSE
- Following the examples of leading international companies in HSE
- Developing and implementing a comprehensive HSE training plan for MAPNA Group
MAPNA Group’s HSE management uses specific performance indicators to monitor the progress of its companies towards the overall strategic goals. These indicators are categorized as follows:
- Active indicators include Safety climate and accident proneness
- Intermediate indicators cover rates of unsafe behaviors and screenings for musculoskeletal disorders
- Non-active indicators track the severity and frequency of incidents
Commitment and leadership
To accomplish their assigned tasks, about 400 HSE specialists of MAPNA Group work at the headquarters and subsidiary companies with the following responsibilities:
- Helping to maintain, develop and improve the HSE management system and related systems in their respective companies based on MAPNA Group’s HSE management policies and regulations
- Training and empowering the staff
- Implementing action plans and improving HSE in all units of the organization
- Assessing and evaluating the units’ performance in meeting HSE requirements