Aramco looks to boost traffic safety awareness for contractors
Inspections, drills, and skills lead company’s efforts to boost driver safety.
Aramco has organized a traffic safety campaign in Tanajib, in the northeast of Saudi Arabia, for construction contractors from the Chinese Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC).
The Downstream Pipelines Division (DPD) of the Tanajib Gas Plant Project Department (TGPPD) recently conducted a “Vehicle and Traffic Safety Campaign” in the Tanajib Area and Pipelines Corridors over a three-week period. The goal was to improve traffic safety awareness and achieve zero motor vehicle accidents (MVAs).
Safe driving behaviors
“This is an Admin Area initiative and we need to have a big role in the implementation of the actions to enhance safe driving behaviors and reduce MVAs to zero for all contractors,” said Bassam M. Al Dossary, manager of the TGPPD. This was the starting point, according to the DPD, to conduct the contractor safety awareness initiative.
Assessing skills, regulations
DPD and SINOPEC site supervisors carried out joint safety inspections on vehicles and equipment at the construction site, focusing on licenses, routine inspection records, tire patterns, and windshield wipers.
A traffic accident emergency drill was also conducted at the job site to improve the efficiency of the contractor’s emergency rescue team response and to verify mastery of company traffic regulations and safety requirements.
Safety stand-down toolbox talk
A “Traffic Safety with Me” event was launched by SINOPEC, combined with a safety stand-down toolbox talk on traffic safety conducted by DPD site supervisors, in which traffic regulations, company and contractor safety cultures, and the traffic safety responsibilities of supervisors and drivers were discussed.