COMMANDER (R)CHAUDHRY SARFRAZ AFZAL WAHLA
Harad, Saudi Arabia (with transferable Iqama) email@example.com
ARAMCO & Saudi Electric Company approved HSSE Professional. Repeated success guiding comprehensive Training, Quality, Safety, and Security strategy for large-scale commercial and industrial construction projects throughout the Middle East. Consistent history of implementing and sustaining effective, ISO- and OSHA- compliance Safety Management Systems to minimize incidents and risk across all HSSE areas, leveraging extensive training, controls, and inspection/audit programs to proactively identify and resolve issues. Trusted safety and security expert who collaborates with clients, regulators, and other stakeholders to meet strict quality and safety standards, ensuring compliance with current regulations and best practices.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
HSE Strategic Planning & Analysis
HSSE Risk Mitigation & Management
Emergency Plans & Procedures
OSHA 18001 Audits
OSHA & ISO Compliance
HSSE Investigation & Inspection
Site & Program Audits
Tap Roots Analysis
HSE Training Analysis & Best Practices
Confine Space Operation
Work Permit & Regulatory Compliance
Recognized by Saudi Electric Company as the Number 1 Quality & Safety Contractor out of twelve contractors
Leader of 45 ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001 external audits, with ISO 9001 and OSHAS 18001 certifications.
Delivered a 30% HSE cost reduction through strategic leadership, including a system of checks and balances
Slashed accident rate from seven to one in just one year by implementing initiatives to raise standards
Led the Karachi Port Security Force to achieve Professional Security Force of International Standard after 9/11
AZMEEL Holding Pvt, Ltd. Dammam KSA 2017 - Present
Senior HSSE Manager – ARAMCO Haradh Project TFC 1, 2 & 3 (Budgetary Cost - 01 Billion SAR Project)
Exclusively mastered the environmental, health, and safety program for a 3000 employee with a Safety Budget of SAR 100, 00000/00. Personally implemented EHS policies, procedures, and a management system throughout the organization while teaching and mentoring employees on behavior based program benefits.
HSSE Coaching/Mentoring – Mastered the safety awareness program by utilizing behavior based safety techniques within a work force
Safety Program – Spearheaded the Behavior Based Safety Program; encouraged organizational participation by using continuous coaching and mentoring while enhancing moral with positive enforcement. Gave out over a thousand safety SAR that provided employees with safety awards. Developed and implementation of HSE Plans and emergency response plans that comply with Company policies and procedures as well as local client requirements.
HSSE Lead Trainer/Facilitator – Chaired all Safety Committee Meetings and training of new employees. This resulted in 52 meetings being held discussing organization safety issues and 550 personnel being trained with Behavior Based Safety practices.
HSE Resource Management: recruit, train, manage the performance of HSSE engineers, coordinators, supervisors, trainers, and safety officers, and assign staff to projects to deliver critical pre-construction and on- going training, audits, inspections, and environmental assessments.
Accident Rate: Reduction of the frequency rate in 100% of reduction of severity rate, disappearing fatalities and all the major injuries in six months. Carries out analysis of accident / incident statistics, identifying trends and suggesting improvement plans.
Investigated all accidents and near-misses & prepare report of findings, including recommendations to prevent recurrence and implement approved course of action.
Legal compliance at 100% regarding work risks and environment.
Implemented EH&SS management system in support of the company policies and standards- Track, report, & analyze the EHS performance and implement corrective action as necessary.
Azmeel Infra Contracting PVT, Ltd, Jizan Economic City Saudi Arabia 2015 – 2017
HSSE Manager – ARAMCO JEC 2000 Home Lot Development
Directed and cataloged strategic planning, organization and execution of the HSE Management System including resource allocation, client relations, risk mitigation strategies, site audits, regulatory compliance, incident investigations, governmental representation, external committee involvement, budgeting, forecasting, subcontractor pre-qualifications and training.
Planned, charted, executed and directed HSE Management System (MS) for major infrastructure, structural steel, earthworks, transmission, commercial and industrial projects of SAR 400 Million in JIZAN Economic City.
Articulated to ensures compliance with HSE legislation, regulations, rules, standards, and requirements - Accountable for setting an effective system for investigation, reporting, and estimation of cost of injury, damage, etc.
Worked with all divisions to ensure that any major issues are identified and addressed, including issues raised by clients in these regards.
Guaranteed that adequate controls are put in place to minimize health and safety related hazards
HSSE Investigation Audit & Permits: Carry out comprehensive job/site HSE audits and inspections, pull and ensure proper permits are in place prior to and during projects (i.e. Ground Disturbance, Confined Space, Lock-out/Tag-out, Hot Work, Cold Work, Client required, and Utility). Carry out Root Cause, SCAT (Systematic Cause Analysis Technique) and Tap Root Investigations; prepare and deliver final reports along with recommendations to senior management.
HSSE Communication & Client Relations: Communicated and liaised with clients on HSE issues including pre- qualification requirements, site safety plans, non-conformance items, incident investigations, pre-job meetings, closeout meetings and non-prime contractor concerns. Consult with representatives from ARAMCO on a wide range of safety compliance and regulatory issues.
Launched task specific tailgate meetings and quality toolbox meetings; introduced proper hazard/group risk assessments, improved inspections and achieved buy-in from Operations for the HSE MS.
Services and Solution Company Pvt Ltd., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2014-2015
Head of HSSE – Major Infrastructure & Electromechanical Projects
Directed HSSE program strategy and operations to lead a team of 16 direct reports and 3000 employees across all major commercial and industrial project sites in Saudi Arabia. Report to the CEO as the owner of the HSSE Management System, accountable for resource allocation, access control, mobilization, risk mitigation, site audits, and regulatory compliance. Continuously improve HSSE systems and metrics by investigating incidents, developing metrics and reporting, liaising with external stakeholders and clients, and training and prequalifying subcontractors.
HSSE Strategic Planning: Co-chaired cross-functional operations meetings to drive “Road to Zero” strategy; chaired safety meetings to review and resolve issues and plan upcoming safety strategies; meet with the operations committee to manage operational site strategies to manage risk and meet inspection compliance.
HSSE Audits & Compliance: Spearheaded comprehensive job site audits and inspections, including permit audits, and investigate Root Cause and Tap Root to prepare and deliver audit reports and recommendations.
HSSE Resource Management: Hired, trained & managed the performance of HSSE engineers, coordinators, supervisors, trainers, and safety officers, and assigned staff to projects to deliver critical pre-construction and on- going training, audits, inspections, and environmental assessments.
HSSE Client & Stakeholder Relations: Liaised with clients and other stakeholders to address HSSE issues spanning pre-qualification requirements, site safety plans, non-conformance, and investigations, working in collaboration with OH&S and municipal HSE inspectors to resolve non-conformance issues.
Safety Training & Operations: Deliver training programs to build team competencies, and implement a robust procedural foundation to manage PPE, WHMIS, JHA, confined space, fall arrest and spill containment protocols in line with the 5* safety management system.
Shahzad Group of Companies, Pakistan 2011-2014
Group HSSE Manager
Led a team of two HSSE Managers, nine supervisors, and 12 officers to direct strategic planning and execution of the HSE Management System, including security and facilities management. Implemented ISO and OSHA quality and safety management to mitigate risk in key areas, and executed site inspections to identify and investigate hazards, incidents, and nonconformance. Prepared and revitalized the HSSE budget to control costs.
Construction HSE: Directed quality and safety programs, strategies, and procedures for building, road, and bridge construction projects to include ISO 9001/14001 and OSHA 18001/300 compliance, auditing, documentation, and reporting.
HSE Strategic Planning: Controlled diverse safety and business challenges, including earthworks, Land Scraping, working and heights, and overhead lines, while addressing issues that included a transient workforce, site security, joint venture communications and collaboration, and the merger to two unique HSE programs.
Security Management: Directed security operations to ensure the safety of 1500+ employees in diverse locations, including hostile environments; secured site entry/exit, assets, and workforce by developing policies and security plans, conducting investigations, and ensuring legal compliance.
Facilities Management: Administered procurement and contracts for building and grounds maintenance and other facility services, including cost calculations, budgeting, and administrative support.
Change Management: Develop change management strategies to minimize disruption to business operations while onboarding new contracts, services, and processes.
Naval Housing Scheme, Karachi & Islamabad, Pakistan 2007-2011
Group HSSE Manager, 2007-2011
Chaired planning safety phases of project meetings and controlled a team of 23 safety personnel to provide safety, quality, and security management to 4000+ employees on a construction project to build 20-storey high-rise buildings.
Worked in collaboration with clients, regulators, and other stakeholders to ensure comprehensive safety and compliance from pre-construction through completion.
Conducted inspections and audits, and investigated incidents to address root causes.
Project HSSE Manager, Navy Heights, 2004-2007
Spearheaded the development of an HSSE Management System in compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 1400 standards, and led a team of 5 HSE officers to implement program and system processes.
Investigated and analyzed accidents and near misses to report investigation results, root causes, and recommendations to the HSSE Group Manager and continuously improve safety programs.
Inspected and audited work sites and Safe Work Permit activities.
General Manager – Safety, Security & Intelligence - Karachi Port Authority 1999-2003
Delivered 24/7 security and incident management spanning as the Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Security and Emergency Services Incident Commander, ensuring the safety and security of personnel, visitors, and assets.
Project HSSE Manager - Pakistan Navy 1997-1999
Led all health and safety operations, including personnel recruitment and allocation, program development, auditing and inspections, and environmental assessments for the construction of a 400-bed hospital.
Chief Instructor (HSSE) - Pakistan Navy HR Development Centre, Karachi 1993-1996
Fleet HSSE Officer Pakistan Navy HR Development Centre, Karachi 1990-1993
Bachelor in War Studies – Command & Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan
Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Hons), Marine and Naval Sciences – University of Karachi, Pakistan
Executive HR Management – Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
NEBOSH IGC 1, 2 & 3 UK OSHA: Train the Trainer, Professional, Job Safety Analysis, Emergency Action Plan, OSHA 300 Recordkeeping, Employees Occupational Health & Safety, OSHA Essentials, OSHA Hazards Analysis & Control, OSHA Ergonomics, Conducting & Developing OSHA Training (Ageile Safety Group – USA) First Aid & CPR (Saudi Red Crescent Authority) (Expired – Validation under Progress) Advanced Fire Fighting & Damage Control (USA) Blood Borne Pathogens in the Work Place Safety Officer Tactical Course Advanced Instruction Techniques
SIIRSM – Specialist Member of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (Expired –Validation in Progress) United Kingdom
SAR 400 Million ARAMCO JEC 2000 Home Lot Development
132 KVA Saudi Electric Company Grid Station RABWA – Riyadh Saudi Arabia
115 KVA Saudi Electric Company Grid Station NADA – AL Hasa Saudi Arabia
115 KVA Saudi Electric Company Grid Station Mubarakia – AL Hasa Saudi Arabia
200 Villas Naval Housing Scheme - Karachi Pakistan
4 High Stories Tower (20 Stories Each) Naval Housing Scheme – Karachi Pakistan
273 Bed Hospital Pakistan Navy – Karachi Pakistan
Revamped Karachi Port Safety & Security Force after 9/11 Attack USA – Karachi Port Authority
SAR 01 Billion ARAMCO TCF 1, 2 & 3 Project at Harad