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Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager

Al Wakrah, Al Wakrah Municipality, Qatar
April 29, 2020

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Expertise in Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems development, implementation, monitoring and continual improvement.

Phone: +974-******** E mail:


Detail-oriented QHSE Manager with over twenty-two (22) years of extensive hands-on experience in developing, implementing, performance monitoring and initiating continual improvement of Integrated Management Systems at corporate / operational and project level.

Excellent knowledge in appropriate legislation, standards, codes of practice, HSEQ regulations and industry best practices. Strong technical knowledge in Scaffolding, Rope Access, Thermal insulation, Protective Coating, Refractories, Fireproofing, Mechanical works, Civil works, Building Maintenance and facilities management. Collaborative and team-oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Quality-driven and hardworking with proven skills in spotting issues, developing resolutions and implementing corrective actions in a timely manner.


Quality Assurance/ Quality Control

Hazard Analysis and Risk Control

Incident investigation

Planning and Organization

Management Skills

Statistical analysis


Team working

Excellent Computer Skills

Project Delivery System

Procedures Development

Process / System Auditing

Compliance documentation

Setting objectives and Targets.

Analytical thinking

Strong Leadership Skills

Excellent Communication Skills

Presentation Skills

Training Management

Coaching / Mentoring / Training.


Established an effective Management System and lead the company to achieve ISO 9001, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications.

Demonstrated well developed occupational HSE management systems and achieved RoSPA Gold Award from UK for the last four consecutive years.

Enhanced risk-management process and resulted in reduced incident frequency and severity rate within the region.

Designed an effective scorecard system for operating sites to evaluate and improve HSEQ performance with major focus on management commitment.

Enhanced HSEQ performance of the organization to obtain various HSE performance awards from major Clients in Oil and Energy Sector.

Presented HSE performance, initiatives and Best practice sharing at various HSE Seminars / Contractors Forum organized by major clients.

Initiated various HSEQ Campaigns, trainings and programs including leadership development and training using Virtual Reality.

Established training department and accredited for CITB-City& Guilds National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and CITB approved Training Centre.



Cape East Limited Doha, Qatar (Subsidiary of Altrad Group Since 2017)

Direct Reporting to Managing Director and Functional Reporting to Group HSEQ Director, managing a large team of (circa 90) HSEQ professionals.

Responsible for developing, Implementation, monitoring and continual improvement of Integrated (QHSE) Management System.

Conduct QHSE Management review annually and review performance on output / actions on quarterly basis to ensure continual improvement.

Setting objectives and targets and ensure resources to implement the programs for the continual improvement of QHSE Management System

Maintain legal register up to date and carry out legal review annually to ensure all applicable legislations / regulations are complied with.

Support top management in analyzing strategic risk, carry out assessment and develop Business Continuity Plan for the operations.

Develop schedule and conduct QHSE Management System / Process Audits and inspections at office, site, staff residential complex and support facilities.

Institute suitable accident/incident reporting and investigation systems for the purpose of preventing recurrences using MyOSH and monitor performance.

Review Accident / incident and HSEQ observation for trends analysis and develop process for the elimination of hazards.

Review/assess the QHSE performance and effectiveness of any corrective / preventive actions and provide suggestions for continual improvements.

Review contractual HSEQ requirements and support estimations department for cost estimation considering risk reduction to ALARP.

Review / approve Contract HSEQ Plans and programs including Emergency Response, JSA, RA, MS, etc. for safe execution of contracts.

Assessment of new suppliers / sub-contractors QHSE Management Systems and approve as appropriate; review performance as required.

Conduct customer satisfaction surveys, review feedback and advise management for necessary action for improving customer perception.

Participate in investigating problems and customer complaints on QHSE issues and initiating corrective / preventive actions.

Managing Training Department by assessing training needs and developing training strategies, programs and process to meet company goals.

Developed training matrix and ensures adequate and appropriate training is provided for all levels of personnel and reviewing its effectiveness.

Liaise with customers to understand their needs, gain confidence on company’s HSEQ performance and resolve any issues where arises.


Cape East Limited Doha, Qatar

Implementation of Integrated Management System (IMS) for the entire Cape Qatar operations

Develop Management System Procedures and Project specific documents such as MS, QA Plan, HSE Plan, ERP, etc. as per the requirements.

Formulate QHSE objectives / targets, plans, management programs and review achievement matrix

Prepare, plan and conduct system / process audits and safety inspections in line with the applicable standards and other requirements

Liaise with assessment authorities, third party auditors and any second party auditing activities and follow-up of required actions

Assessment and approval of suppliers / sub-contractors Management Systems and review performance.

Conduct inspection of non-conformance products and services, raise NCR and follow up for corrective and preventive actions

Maintaining up to date library and controlled distribution of generic and specific documents including legislation, standards, specifications, etc.

Organize management review meetings to review/assess the effectiveness of management systems and provide suggestions for improvements

Prepare and submit Daily / Weekly / Monthly QHSE performance reports to all the stakeholders.

Conduct staff induction; provide IMS supervision, risk assessment and internal auditing training for supervisory and managerial staff

Investigating problems and customer complaints on QHSE issues and initiating corrective / preventive actions.


Cape East Limited Doha, Qatar

Engaged in preparation of generic and specific documents like task methodology, QCP, ITP, JSA, QHSE plan etc. for various contracts.

Conduct generic risk assessments prior to the contract execution, implement control measures and verify its effectiveness through periodic review.

Compiling contractual hazard schedule and arrange COSHH assessments and analyse the effectiveness.

Conduct various safety training for management, supervisory and operative.

Analyse requirements and arrange calibration and inspection of equipment and machinery and maintain records of inspections, etc.

Conduct detailed investigation of all accidents, incidents and near misses, analyse the root cause, prepare report, and implement preventive measures.

Preparation of monthly accident statistics / Co-ordinate all accident/incident and near miss reports and QHSE Reports for management review.

Assist management with the identification, selection and organization of relevant training requirements for operatives and supervisors


Cape East Ltd, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

Assisted Regional QHSE Manager in the development and implementation of procedures to ensure compliance with applicable QHSE requirements.

Supported to achieve ISO 9004:1994 Quality Management System Certification for Cape Abu Dhabi operations.

Maintained QHSE documentation including controlled distribution and implemented Integrated Management System requirements at Project level.

Prepared Method statement, Quality Control Plans, HSE Plan, Risk assessments, etc. for scaffolding, insulation, painting and refractory works.

Performed Quality management system audits at office departments and Safety / process inspections at project /sites as required.

Conduct Quality Control inspection of the Polyisocynurate bund stock production and critical material receipt.

Provided induction/ training to Project personnel on QHSE system / Project QHSE requirements and guidance to operatives in QHSE matters

Assisted in fulfilling the requirements of accreditation for CITB-City & Guilds - National Vocational Qualification in access and refractory occupation.

Worked as Work Base Recorder for the NVQ Assessments of scaffolders.

Acted as Site QA/QC representative for major insulation contracts


QChem II, NAO Tank Repairs – Replacement of bottom plate/ Cathodic Protection / Contaminated Sand and HDPE Liner replacement.

Qatar Shell GTL – Tank patches repair and bottom replacement

Qatar Steel – Reformer internal refractory related Mechanical Support Fabrication and Installation Activities.

Occidental Petroleum of Qatar (OXY) – Halul PWHF Civil Remedial works

Qatar Shell GTL – Civil Maintenance contract.

Oryx GTL – Civil & Building Maintenance Contract

North Oil Company (NOC) – Fabric Maintenance - Rope Access & Scaffolding Services for Al Shaheen Fields (Offshore facilities).

Occidental Petroleum of Qatar (OXY) – Scaffolding Maintenance for Idd El-Shargi North Dome (ISND) offshore oil field.

Qatar Petroleum (QP) – Refurbishment of Protective coatings at Offshore Locations – Production Stations and Wellhead Jackets.

Qatargas (North and South) – Multi-discipline Maintenance and Turnover.

Qatar Shell GTL – Multi-discipline Maintenance Contract and MTA.

Barzan Gas Project – Scaffolding, Insulation, Painting and Fireproofing.

Projects, maintenance and shutdowns at Dolphin Energy, Ras Girtas, MPower, Qapco, Qafco, Qasco, Qatalum, NKOM, etc.

Onshore Gas Development (OGD - II) Habshan – Insulation Contract.

Borouge Petrochemical Project – Scaffolding and Insulation Contract.

Multi-discipline maintenance contracts at Gasco, Takreer, ADCO, etc.


Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Diploma (DE&CE) from the Board of Technical Education, Karnataka, India.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) & Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Diploma in Industrial Safety Management (DISM) from International Board of Environmental Health and Safety (IBOEHS), Inc.-USA

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

BSC International diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (pursuing).

NVQ Diploma (Level 3) in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) Scaffolding and Offshore Scaffolding

Competency Based Qualification – Edexcel Level 4 certificate in leading the internal quality assurance of assessment process and practices (QCF)


ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Auditor / Lead Auditor Training

ISO 9000:2000 Internal Quality Auditor Training Course.

ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems)

ISO 14001 Introduction to Environmental Management System

ISO 14001: 2015 Lead Auditor (Environmental Management Systems) Training course.

IOSH “Managing Safely”.

TapRoot® Techniques for Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis.

RoSPA approved “Health and Safety for Managers” Program by Capeplc.

Integrated Management System (QHSE) Supervisor, Risk Assessment, Internal Auditor training by Cape Industrial Services, U.K.

CISRS Basic and Advanced Scaffolding Inspection Certification.

CITB Safe Inspection of Scaffolds – Basic and Complex (SIS, SISC)

Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (T-BOSIET)

OPITO Approved H2S/ BA

Various Site Safety Inductions and other job specific trainings (W@H,CSE).


Date of Birth : 15th February 1975

Marital Status : Married

Nationality : Indian

Languages known : English, Hindi, Malayalam

Passport Number : J9974786 (Validity 07 July 2023)

Visa Status : Work Visa (Transferable)

Driving License : Valid Qatari and Indian License

Present Address : P.O. Box. 12573, Doha, State of Qatar

Permanent Address : Nedungalaparambil (H), Irumbanam (PO), Ernakulam (Dist.), Kerala (State), India. PIN 682309.

Girish Venugopal


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