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Engineer Safety

Qibla, Kuwait City, Kuwait
October 15, 2019

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Well experienced HSE professional having 15 YRS oil &gas and refinery experience in Kuwait. Team player, capable of handling challenging assignments with flexible approach and adaptable to all working Environments.





Reading Personal development books

Reading law of attraction, spirituality Books.

Keeping physically fit with daily exercise .


B.E Mechanical Engineering

From 1989 – 1993 University of Madras


From 1999 – 2000 From Regional labor institute Chennai



JAN 2019– Till Present

Ensuring, Implementing and adhering to KPC, KOTC HSE standards for safe operation of LPG filling plant


From FEB-2014 –June 2018

Maintenance of Firefighting System in Kuwait oil company west Kuwait oil fields, water injection plants and Gathering centers


October 2011–September -2012

Ensuring& implementing EPC project HSE requirements of New acid gas removal plant is implemented in Kuwait national petroleum and refinery


From March 2005- 2011 January

Worked in Kuwait oil company tank maintenance project North, west, Magwa, south east and tank farms areas.


Additional courses:

1.Certiied Lead auditor course in ISO 14001 Environment management system from QMI - Bangalore

2.Tained in scaffolding Basic module 1&2 from smart Academy

3.Trained in Self-contained Breathing Apparatus in doffing and donning process

4.Trained in Radiation Safety aspects on Nucleonic gauges from BARC Mumbai

5. Trained in first aid &Emergency procedures from shuaiba medical center Kuwait.

Efficiently took Safety Engineer Approvals from Kuwait oil company and Kuwait national petroleum company

1.For project #15052390 K.O.C Maintenance services for production facility in north Kuwait areas

2.For project in Kuwait oil Tanker company LPG Botting plant in shuaiba

3.. For project #13050600 Maintenance of firefighting system North &west Kuwait in KOC

4.For project #800025 New acid gas removal plant revamp in KNPC.

5.For project # 16181 Desludging, cleaning, repair and painting of crude and water tanks in KOC

6For project #CB/1166 scaffolding and painting services a three refineries.

7.For Project #CS/1659 Fire proofing and refractory works at shuaiba refinery.

8.For project# 43116 Accelerated Maintenance of Crude & Water Tanks (KOC)


A competent professional with nearly 19 years of experience in HSE Management/Safety Operations&Engineering/WasteManagement/IncidentManagement/Documentation/Risk Reporting.

Expertise in organizing External safety courses & seminars to promote awareness related to HSE, awareness, regulations & procedures like usage of fire-fighting and lifesaving equipment’s.

Adept in handling special compliance audits like compliance to safe work practices on scaffoldings, work permit system, HSE Management system, fire protection system, Environmental management system etc.

Proficient in conducting safety internal audits & risk assessment and implementing various measures to achieve high levels of safety in the organization

Hands-on experience in maintaining emergency safety equipment and PPEs required for the company

An effective communicator with good interpersonal, negotiation and problem solving skills

Deft in identifying training needs & designing training modules and establishing focus on enhancing HSE standards


Conducting Work Permit & Compliance Audit as per schedule and reporting compliance level to the management

Writing reports about results of inspections & investigations; investigating employee health & safety complaints; discussing findings and recommending possible solutions

Identifying activities & processes which are hazardous and undertaking steps for curtailing associated risks.

Conceptualizing an emergency plan for combating accidents, natural disasters and other untoward incidents

Implementing occupational health & safety plans entailing identification of opportunities, analysis of data, cost benefit analysis.

Ensuring workplaces comply with health & safety legislation and investigating complaints, serious harm incidents & accidents

Creating effective procedures for preparation and implementation of programs within all areas of safety, health and environment in manufacturing & process


Well versed with safety while:

oRigging, Hot Work, Abrasive Blasting, Painting, Fiber Glass work, Desludging of Tanks, Motor Vehicle & Driving, Excavation, Scaffolding, Safe Operations of Crane & Forklift, Mechanical Maintenance and Tank Construction

oShutdown Work, Machinery Operations, Confined Space Entry (Pit, Vessel, Reactor, Combustion Chamber, Condenser, Underground Pipeline, Heat Exchangers, etc.) Gas Testing, Electrical Works and Office Safety

Conversant with:

oLadder & Fall Protection, Hand Tools, Manual Lifting, Stairways & Elevated Work Surface

oStorage of Gas Cylinder, Work Permit System, Personal Protective Equipment’s, Industrial Hygiene, H2S Safety, First Aid, Fire Fighting & Protection and Noise & Radiation Safety

oEnvironment & Pollution Control & ISO 14001 Requirements, Accident Prevention, Safe Working Methods, Audio – Video Training Programs, Safety Seminar & Audit, Job Safety Analysis and Qualitative Risk assessment


Presently working in Company - Kuwait oil tanker company from Jan 2019 till present

Role - Safety Engineer

From FEB 2014 till June 2018 - M/S Kharafi National, Kuwait as Safety Engineer

Project -Contract # 13050600 maintenance of firefighting equipment’s in North &west Kuwait

Client: -Kuwait oil company.


Roles& responsibilities

Inspects all existing fixed and mobile firefighting equipment’s inside production gathering centers,

Water Injection plant, manifolds to ensure that equipment’s are in working condition.

Inspect and Audit KOC facilities with respect to contractual requirements for compliance of all

HSE requirements as per KOC standards

Ensure Audit compliance off all safety and Environmental protection and regulations and


Carries out risk assessment on all activities, maintains a risk register, and revises the

register on yearly basis or as when any changes in procedures /activity.

Liase regularly with Clients on all issues pertaining to contractual HSE requirement.

Promote Awareness of HSE requirements of KOC to site work force. Attends HSE Meeting

conducted by KOC and disseminates necessary information to management and work force.

Investigates Industrial Incidents /Accidents and generates the investigation reports identifying

the root cause of the incident/accident. reports to Additional courses:

An effective communicator with good interpersonal, negotiation and problem solving skills

Deft in identifying training needs & designing training modules and establishing focus on enhancing HSE standards.

Implementation of suggested remedial measure to ensure such accidents and incidents doesn’t occur

Monitors, controls and implements the approved annual HSE Program.

Identifies the imminent hazardous area, job and assess the potential impact risk and enforces the

required remedial measures immediately.

Carries out HSE campaigns in sites to drive the message to the workforce.

Regularly Trains and retrains the work force on HSE requirements as per HSE Plan.

Conducts necessary dissemination of information on HSE to workforce through pamphlets, posters

and notice boards.

Prepares monthly stastical HSE reports on incident, accidents and analysis of data.

Independently handling the maintenance contract activity of firefighting Equipment’s in west Kuwait

facility in K.O.C

Monitors the schedule and Implement the maintenance program of firefighting system.

Handles, directs, controls manpower, plans and co-ordinate the maintenance activity with Client Fire

team and operational teams

Generates reports to client on the maintenance activity.

Trouble shooting, break down maintenance and preventive maintenance done on all the Firefighting

Equipment’ system

Coordinates and carryout all the activities with client, for the Functional test of critical Equipment’s.

Ensures that Monthly maintenance activity is completed and Invoicing is done.

Coordinated and liasoned with BVQ for third party Audits for the facility.

Oct’11-Sep’12 : Gulf Dredging Company, Kuwait as Safety Superintendent

Project Handled :CA #800025 New Acid Gas Removal Plant / Acid Gas Removal Plant Revamp in KNPC Refinery

Client : KNPC & Tecnimont, Italy

Role : Site HSE manager

Responsible for implementation of HSE policies related to Client and Company

Spearheaded a team of HSE professional’s, advice, direct, guide them to obtain the required performance output from the individuals & to maintain the site HSE performance standards& levels

Determined as well as revised set targets for each quarter for OSHAS 18001 also maintained all the records for ISO 18001 OSHAS requirements

Coordinated efficiently with all the external training consultants to carry out EHS Trainings to meet the client HSE requirements

Liaised with the regulatory bodies such as KEPA (Kuwait Environment Protection Act) for disposal of hazardous waste as per client and KEPA requirements

Inspected audit sites daily & identified the hazardous situation in the site management to take immediate preventive measures in order to prevent major/serious accidents /incidents occurring at sites

Conducted emergency mock drills using various emergency situations involving the total work force and the Project site Management

Worked as emergency coordinator at the time for emergency which includes gas leak, fire, explosion and natural disaster

Attending the client weekly HSE meetings and highlighting the action taken on all the Key HSE issues

Deftly arranging approvals of all the PPE used in site from client Kuwait National petroleum company (KNPC)

Monitored the required inventory requirements of all the PPEs at site

Accountable for initiating motivational campaigns such as on the spot HSE Quiz competition, distribution of prizes and rewards on the spot

Conducted Hygiene audits and ensured availability of clean drinking water & sanitation levels of worker’s toilet are maintained

Liaised with external agencies for conducting complete Periodical Medical examination health check up to ensure medically unfit employees are not employed


Actively worked with British Commissioning Team for tank maintenance for Willacy equipment installation

Received Award for implementation of Cleaning Tank system – Willacy System as a whole team. Awarded in the year 2005

Deftly compiled the all the used equipment’s at sites and in company to the client as well as to the statutory body authorities’ requirements on Traffic safety and Vehicle safety HSE requirements

Received appreciation certificate and cash award of 40 KD from KNPC Shuaiba refinery DMD for participation as well as explaining the safe construction and use of scaffolding model to all the dignitaries

Achieved one-million-man safe working hours in NAGRP EPC Project (client Tecnimont Italy&KNPC)

Received certificate as well as appreciated by client for one million man hours’ certificate

Mar’05-Jan’11 : Tariq Al-ghanim Trading Contracting Company (ALMEN), Kuwait as Safety


Project Handled: 16181 Desludging, Cleaning, Repair, Maintenance and Painting of Crude Oil & Water Tanks in Gathering Centers, South & North Tank Farm

Client: : Kuwait Oil Company

Role: : Safety Engineer

Accountable for implementation of approved annual safety program

Examined all existing fixed & mobile plants and equipment to ensure adherence of safety rules, standards & codes of practice as per company’s policy

Ensured audit compliance with all safety & environmental protection, regulations & procedures

Organized awareness program for site personnel on safety

Analyzed & evaluated industrial incidents/accidents and prepared statistical & analytical reports

Identified abnormalities, imminent hazardous areas, deviations & substandard practices in coordination with concerned Department Heads and recommended corrective measures for the same

Assessed potential impact of risk and took immediate remedial actions


oContinuous safety coverage on site during loading of substances and executed hot work programs to ensure work environment safety

oSafety advice to Supervisors on Own Self Inspection Programs for developing check-lists

Acted as Site Representative for Environmental Management System and reported environmental performance & trends

Coordinated with:

oTechnical Task Forces to study specific engineering safety matters

oWork Associates to resolve problems related to fire sparks emanating from flue gases from boiler (Willacy equipment’s) in Kuwait oil company premises. Resolved the same

Evaluated existing safety procedures like emergency & non-routine work, etc. in light of recurring incidents/accidents and recommended enhancements & amendments

Reviewed supplier’s proposals/samples and tested technical capability of fire, safety, life-saving & environmental equipment and reported to Top Management with appropriate recommendation

Assured that all amendments of safety rules, regulations & procedures were conveyed to all personnel through supervisor, bulletins or posters

Studied all engineering designs & drawings related to modifications of plants, equipment’s and installations works


Significantly took approval from Kuwait oil company KOC, Kuwait for 16181 Desludging, Cleaning, mechanical repair and Painting of crude & Water Tanks KOC Project.


Jul’03-Nov’04 : Aban Construction Private Limited, Chennai as Deputy Manager - HSE

Sep’00-Mar’03 ITC Limited, Bangalore as Safety Officer

Mar’98-Mar’99 Larsen &Toubro, Jam Nagar as Engineer - Mechanical

Client: : Reliance Petroleum Limited, Jam Nagar

Jun’97-Feb’98 : Venlon Polyester Film Limited, Mysore, Karnataka as Assistant Engineer- Mechanical

May’96-May’97 : Karnataka Malladi Pharmaceuticals Limited, Mandya, Karnataka as Junior Engineer

May’93-May’95 : Gulf Engineers & Constructors Private Limited, Chennai as Site Engineer


Well versed with:

oMS Office

oInternet Applications


Contributed money on regular basis to MCKS food for hungry program and Old Age Home Charitable Trust in Calicut for elderly people


Date of Birth: :06th July, 1971

Address: S/o V. Achuthan, 8/25, Kamaraj Nagar, Ernavoor, Chennai- 600057

Languages Known: English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada & Arabic

Location Preference: Kuwait,

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