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Safety Officer

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
January 12, 2020

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Henry C. E. Nwagboso

* **** *****, *** ****/Elioparanwo Road, Paradise Avenue, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria / ejimchuks@yahoo.com07038421654

HSE Supervisor

15+ years’success leading HSE innovationsfor high-growth oil and gas organisations

Repeated success formulating and implementing global business HSE strategy to ensure safe work environments, high-performance standards and timely achievement of targets in line with organisational goals and objectives. Proven history of achievement working with globally recognised oil and gas organisations including Total Exploration & Production, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, Saipem Contracting Nigeria Ltd, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, and Royce & Butler Engineering Ltd. Talented in implementing HSE principles to ensure compliance with organisational and industrial rules and regulations. Highly analytical and will effectively identify, through assessment and monitoring, any discrepancies and non-conformance, and efficiently implement counter-measures to mitigate the deviation. Expert presenter, collaborator, and communicator; able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organisational levels.

Highlights of Expertise

HSE ISO 14001 and OHSAS 45001 Standards

Auditing, Inspection & PTW Assessment

Ergonomics Awareness & First Aid

Training Personnel

Safety Engineering

Management and Protection of Information

SAP Applications

Toolbox talks (Development & Presentations)

Organisation & Leadership

Team Building & Development

Hazard Identification, Analysis & Mitigation

Communication & Collaboration

MSDS & HSE Regulatory Compliance

Stakeholder Engagement

Vision Suit e-PTW

Confined Space Entry Operations

Career Experience

Total Exploration & Production Nigeria (TEPNG), OML100

Support the HSE Manager and team with planning, HSE reporting, coordination, and implementation of effective HSE policies, guidelines and procedures to ensure that the department objectives are met.

HSE SUPERVISOR/Lead - JV Field Offshore Operations (Mar.2012 to Present)

Provide support to the Project and Operation team in all aspects of Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental issues, to include, monitoring high risk operations such as work at heights, hot works, atmospheric checks for Benzene, LEL, O2, and H2S before entry into confined spaces, and maintaining F1 scaffold register and certification.

Develop drill setups for review and approval before drill exercises, and perform Emergency Team Leader (ETL) duties during real emergencies or emergency drill exercises.

Maintain up to date SYNERGI entries for all reported and approved anomalies, incidents and accidents, audit actions, downgraded situations (DGS), and cause tree analysis (CTA) findingsand follow up with Action Responsible Parties to ensure timely closure of identified actions.

Coordinate completion of several audits including toxicity/inhibition, electrical, process, PTW, and DGS Audits, while ensuring timely preparation of status report for management review.

Provide support to the dept. on the implementation of Company-wide HSE initiatives in line with ISO 14001, and OHSAS 45001 Standards.

Spearhead HSE-MS sites’ inspections, facilitate active participation in all HSE meetings and program activities especially SIMOPS, assess PTW documents prior tothe onset of operations, and ensure effective identification and mitigation of hazards, and imprint of “Safety Fist” culture.

Oversee all HSE equipment and materials inspections to ensure safe and optimal functionality and readiness for deployment during emergencies.

Participate and follow up with the GMC Preventive Maintenance (PM) on HSE equipment and Safety Critical Elements (SCE).

Ensure prompt follow-up on necessary HSE consumables, Safety Critical Elements (SCE), and Emergency Oil Spill Response equipment to promote preparedness and HSE efficiency.

Participated in FSO Unity 1000 Safe Crude Oil Offload Operations, and guided achievement of 2,000 and 1000 days without lost time incident for ODUDU and FSO Unity respectively.

Develop and coordinates implementation and presentation of toolbox talks/meetings prior start of tasks.

Facilitates JRA/JHA meeting with parties involve for critical job operations and prepares JRA/JHA reports for approval prior to start of such job operation.

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited–Nigerian Projects Organisation.

Led the safety team for ExxonMobil onshore, offshore and loss prevention inductions and training for contractor personnel in the Nigerian Project Organisation and Global Real Estate and Facilities (GREF) Major Projects.

CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY LEAD - Pipeline, Onshore & GREF Programs (Feb. 2009 to Sept.2011)

Supported effective implementation of safety and hazard protocols, analysis, risk assessment, and procedures across all company workforce, to include suppliers.

Officiated Site Safety Steering Team meetings and tracked action items, to ensure successful closure.

Delivered weekly statistics and monthly SHE stewardship performance reports to the Function group.

Collaborated with Project Management Team (PMT), in closing-out HSE non-conformances encountered at work sites.

Guide thorough inspections on scaffold platforms, lifelines, and man-baskets operations before usage.

Coordinated clients and contractors’ weekly joint walk-through, implemented corrective and preventive initiatives and provided periodic status reports to the management regarding site activities from HSE viewpoint.

Liaised with the Line Supervisors in conducting toolbox talks, pre-job meetings, safe task assignment, and reinforcement training prior tothe onset of any job operation, and successfully achieved 2.8M working hours without lost time incident.

Received ExxonMobil Development Corporation Achievement Award on outstanding contribution to Health and Safety on the EAP-EPC 1B Project.

Saipem Contracting Nigeria Ltd., Rumuolumeni, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

Supported HSE personnel in the development of worksite HSE campaigns and safety practices. Attended pre-job, planning, and client meetings as required on HSE related matters.


Conducted HSE training and orientation to all new employees. Also, assessed current HSE policies and procedures and implemented new standards to enhance safety and efficiency.

Oversaw Risk Assessment and JSA’s before authorisation of critical operations like roll-ups, up-endings, and load-outs of jackets, platforms, riser protections, and bridges.

Prepared weekly leading indicator assessment report and ensured timely circulation to relevant personnel as defined in the ExxonMobil EAP EPC Projects distro-matrix. Steered weekly HSE meetings for line Supervisors, Foremen, and HSE Officers.

Managed safety statistic reporting within assigned area and provided regular HSE performance reporting to the Department head.

Saipem Contracting Nigeria Ltd., Rumuolumeni, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

Supervised employees’ activities and inspected company equipment and property to ensure compliance with health and safety standards.

HSE SUPERVISOR (Jul 2006 to May 2008)

Developed company health and safety plans and policies, and managed programs that ensured safe working conditions.

Recorded all reported accident and incidents, and ensured timely mitigation and development of strategies for preventing future recurrences.

Conducted training informing employees of company health and safety plans and promoted safe work practices.

Led commissioning of the NLNG Gas Supply Project and successfully gained 1.5M working hours without lost time incident.


Received DUPONT Safety Training Observation Programme award.

Attained 10 Million working hours without a lost time injury award, B + B / JBN and 5 Million man-hours without a lost time injury award, TSKJ / NLNG Expansion Project.


HSE Officer (Feb 2005 to Jul 2006) Saipem Contracting Nigeria Ltd, (Total, ExxonMobil & NAOC Ofsshore Fabrication Projects) Rumuolumeni, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

HSE Officer (Mar 2003 to Feb 2005) Daewoo Engineering & Construction (DN 38 & 45), NLNG Plus Project (Train 5, Construction & Commissioning), Bonny Island, Rivers State.

HSE Officer (May 2002 to Dec 2002) Dredging/Earth Moving International (DISN/EMI), NLNG Plus Pre-load Project (Train 4 & 5 Sand dredging & Stockpiles), Bonny Island, Rivers State.

HSE Officer (Aug 2001 to May 2002) Daewoo Nigeria Limited (DN 35), NLNG Expansion Project (Train 3 Construction & Commisioning), Bonny Island, Rivers State.

HSE Supervisor (Jan 2000 to Dec 2000) Royce & Butler Engineering Ltd., TSKJ Temporal Facility Project (NLNG Expansion), Bonny Island, Rivers State.

HSE Officer (Apr 1998 to Nov 1999) B+B/JBN Joint Venture, NLNG Base Project (Trains 1 & 2 Infrastructure Construction), Bonny Island, Rivers State.

HSE Officer (Jan 1994 to Sept 1995) Chiyoda Nigeria Ltd., Eleme Petrochemical Complex Project (Construction & Commissioning), Eleme, Rivers State.

Further Experience Upon Request, including various Project/Production Participation


Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun


Rapid Result College (RRC)London, UK, 2006


Ndiolumbe Secondary School -Obingwa, Abia State


Professional Development: Survival at Sea/Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training; HSE ISO 45001:2018

Certification Training, Numbers Energy, 2018, Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015 Certification Training, Numbers Energy, 2018; Electrical Habitation Training, Electrical Authorisation for Non-Electricians – ELB 8 – APAVE, 2018. Radiation Safety Awareness Training for RSOs – TEPNG, 2018 (Refresher); Oil Spill Response Management (IMO Level 1) Training – TEPNG, 2018; Scaffold Inspection and Certification Training – TEPNG, 2017; Advance Fire Fighting Training – TEPNG, 2017; Safety Culture Workshop – TEPNG, 2017; Emergency Breathing System (EBS) Life Jacket Training – TEPNG, 2016; ISO 14001 Awareness Training – TEPNG, 2013; IRCA 2020 OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditors Training – TPNG 2012; Basic First Aid Training – TEPNG, 2013; and Confined Space Entry Awareness Training – ExxonMobil 2009.More Training Certifications Upon Request.

Technical Proficiencies:MS. Suite;MS-DOS; Window Programs; SYNERGI; and UNISup SAP.

Affiliations:Affiliate Member, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Recommendation:Received recommendation from Mr. Donald Gray MIOSH, B+B/JBN HSE Manager, NLNG Base Project.

Referees: Given Upon Request.

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