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Management Safety

United Arab Emirates
April 29, 2016

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Graham Wickert

Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi

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Committed and established Health and Safety professional with over 18 years experience in mitigating work place incidents and following organisational and HSE best practice. Demonstrates legitimate dedication to Health, Safety, and Environmental issues and complemented with the outstanding ability to evaluate, organise, prioritise, and ultimately oversee risks to an acceptable level. Hardworking and disciplined, equipped with robust communication, interpersonal, organisational, and preparatory skills, capable of interacting well with clients and workforce personnel to foster positive behaviours On and Off-Shore. Exemplifies outstanding knowledge of legislation powered with the ability to thrive within deadline driven and arduous environments.


Health and Safety: Able to grasp Health and Safety protocols and mitigate risk within the work place through pro-active management and excellent interpretation of current legislation. Exceptional experience gained from all roles within career to date where each has demanded adherence to strict protocols. Demonstrates clear expertise in imparting conducting safety induction, and toolbox talks on various HSE issues.

Planning: Has the ability to effectively organise complex HSE tasks by way of prioritising in order to complete jobs in a timely manner before investigating incidents to establish root cause and generating statistical reports for senior management.

Competencies: Exposed to and knowledgeable in various principles regard to HSE practices in the Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Engineering and Construction sectors including; IOSH, NEBOSH Oil & Gas and General Certificate and expert at identifying and evaluating hazards and risks, formulating subsequent solutions and performing accident investigations to identify actions to eliminate potential risks

Communication: Commands exceptional people and relationship management skills. Able to analyse results and clearly present findings in written form when it comes to suggesting improvements and making recommendations on Health & Safety systems and fault finding processes. Adept at managing HSE Officers and achieving targets and goals set to achieve KPI’s.

Adaptable: Can easily adjust to working in different environments and under pressurised situations to a very high standard. This has regularly been drawn upon throughout a successful career to date working for ATS Group Ltd Abu Dhabi, SLP Engineering Ltd and Petrofac.


Recognised by colleagues, peers and management for improving safety standards working as a QHSE Coordinator by identifying overly complicated methods and suggesting enhancements, which have been subsequently implemented. Includes formulating/driving Safety Committees procedure in line with OHSAS 18001.

Managed Health & Safety on numerous high profile assignments through the full lifecycle; this included formulating/delivering HAZOP reports at Petrofac as well as successfully carrying out incident investigations utilising Oils Spills Response Commander skills.

Renowned for successfully driving change management working on the Valhal accommodation module for SLP/BP Norge project resulting in quality improvement and delivery within agreed time frames.

Regularly prepared written procedures while consistently maintaining ISO accreditation following audits highlighting areas requiring action. Includes exposure/participation in integrity meetings e.g. to assess safety of ageing Off-Shore platforms and demonstrating expertise of upstream and downstream Oil & Gas procedures.

Designated Emergency Responder at Petrofac laying a key role as part of Emergency response team working at the Bacton Gas Terminal by ensuring LTI and LTA rates were kept to a minimum and were compliant with company Regulations.


March 2016 – Present Etimad Holding

HSE – QA Coordinator


Building and implementing Quality and HSE Management sytems in preparation for ISO certification

Supporting projects On/Offshore with regulatory advice to ensure compliance with UAE and Abu Dhabi laws

Setting KPI’s to ensure continuous improvement PDCA in line with ISO requirements

Writing and implementing Quality and HSE procedures to meet company and project needs with regard to achieving zero LTI/Incidents

Collating data from statistics reports to trend QHSE information, enabling recurring problems to be highlighted trended and overcome.

Reviewing documentation Quality and HSE Plans, Risk assessments and Method statements to comply with Etimad and Oil and Gas operating companies QHSE requirements.

Interfacing with multiple clients and contractors to ensure product delivery to specification.

Identify and deliver HSE related training to project teams to ensure compliance with company standards

Carry out and lead Quality and HSE audits as per requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007

Carry out contractor pre-qualification audits of potential sub-contractors for emergent works, in line with company budgetary and work scope requirements.

Lead, advise and support site based QHSE Officers, with regard to the implementation of the QMS and HSMS on their respective projects.

Carry out incident investigations and root cause analysis of Near misses, Incidents/Accidents and deliver lessons learned training to prevent re-occurrence

Apr 2014 – 2015 ATS Group Ltd, Abu Dhabi

QHSE Coordinator

Project: City Project


Utilise first-class communication, rapport building, relationship management, and influencing skills working with Assist Site Management in order to develop safety procedures for high-risk activities. Includes reporting any non-compliance to Site Management and QHSE Team Leader following briefings/audits to workforce.

Reviewing and implementing work related QHSE quality control procedures through regular spot checking including providing weekly inspection before delivering reports to QHSE Team Leader, along with weekly QHSE statistics.

Ensuring that all works are in accordance with health and safety requirements, leading construction reviews.

Monitoring Supervisors with regard to effective pre-Task Briefings to workforce ensuring adherence to Risk Assessments and safe system of work.

Developing clear and achievable project objectives encompassing deliverables in non-conformance reports (CARs), ensuring CARs are followed up to closure.

Monitoring day-to-day activities; conduct regular inspections on activities to ensure that the work environment is protected in accordance with legal, contractual, and client requirements including meeting QHSE policies, standards and procedures ensuring alignment with legislation.

Liaising with project stakeholders to define/clarify procedures, guidelines and methods to relevant documentation within ATS Business Management System.

Planning/execution of assurance activities before seeking client acceptance and also reporting QA activities during design, construction and integration phases.

Provide expert HSE advice and support in line with ATS Group HSE world class safety standards ensuring potential hazardous incidents are promptly identified, and rectified.

Sep 2010 – Apr 2014 ATS Group Ltd, Abu Dhabi

Off-Shore HSE Coordinator


Reviewing documents including Management System Manual, Site Safety Procedures, Site Safety Plans, Records as well as Health, Safety & Security Project Plans, and Site Safety Procedures.

Draw detailed training plans for delivering HSE training to personnel in order to improve quality, consistency and competency of personnel.

Disseminating statistical data before proactively indentifying potential issues/trends and suggesting solutions.

Provide expert HSE advice and support in line company safety standards ensuring the successful creation of safe systems of work and procedures.

Providing Audits pertaining to HSE management systems, procedures and sub-contractors pre-qualification checks.

Identifying, managing and mitigating risk levels, while also implementing contingency plans where appropriate

Providing comprehensive project HSE execution plans in order to manage expectations and ensure wider organisation strategies are compliant throughout ATS Group Ltd.

Jan 2009 – Jul 2010 SLP Engineering Ltd

Site Safety Advisor

Project: BP Valhall Redevelopment Project


Formulate/communicate daily reports to management with regard to the SLP safety management system; project policies and procedures.

Delivering Risk Assessments, Method Statement, permit controls, Safety Briefs, to name a few all to ensure compliance to company regulations.

Formulating HSE processes including relevant initiatives working with Regional line management/ business leaders to promote a standardised and consistent approach to HSE.

Organising safety exercises/drills, LOLER briefings, training; arrange periodic Health and Safety meetings as defined by industry best practice and company policy, with supporting documentation; carry out internal and external site induction; intervene and educate unsafe working practice and formulate and update any systems as needed.

Jan 2007 – Jan 2009 Petrofac Facilities Management Ltd/ ENI / Tullow

HSEQ Coordinator


Conduct site inspections as required while compliance with the Management Systems, including recommendations for corrective or preventive action where appropriate. Includes advising on HSE practices and procedures in relation to Petrofac requirements.

Consistently monitoring performance ensuring compliance with HSEQ plans and reviewed Safety Case/COMAH reports.

Provide administrative support by maintaining HSEQ related records. Analyse performance and identify corrective actions.

Assist in the generation and review of various HSE plans, Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

Conform to legislation, best practice, and Petrofac’s health and safety and environmental procedures.


1997 – 2007 Unilever

Safety representative



NEBOSH General Certificate

NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate

OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor

NEBOSH Environmental Diploma (Pending)

Professional Graduate Programme in Health and Safety Engineering (HSE Engineer)

City and Guilds Electronic Servicing Part 1 + 2

BTEC Certificate in Computer Studies

Professional Development:

Oil Spill Response Commander

On-Shore Environmental Rep

Accident/Incident Reporting

DSE Assessor

BOSIET Offshore Survival (expired)

T & G Health and Safety

Project Risk Management

PMP Project Management Institute

UAE First Aid Certificate 2011


Petrofac PTW

ECDL Computing Certificate

OCR Certificate in Web Design

Unilever Health and Safety

ADCO H2S Certificate

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