Masdar, established in 2006, is a commercially driven renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As a strategic government initiative—and a subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company—Masdar has a mission to invest, incubate and advance the establishment of a clean energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world.
Masdar had no established governance arrangements and were working in the absence of any integrated management systems. Their QHSE department lacked experienced technical and management experiences and the skills shortage and resource gap in the region was becoming a significant challenge. Masdar needed an expert advisory partner to work with and alongside their team and build the organizational and operational capabilities.
From the outset of our relationship we became part of Masdar’s Environment, Health & Safety management function, working seamlessly with key personnel and functioning as a fully integrated team. Our partnership approach made sure technical expertise and knowhow transferred efficiently and safely to Masdar employees. This meant we were able to complete the full setup of their Environment, Health & Safety management function.
As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Masdar team we provided a highly qualified QHSE Specialist to be full time (on secondment) at the Masdar office in Abu Dhabi. This role was designed to support the client team in the developing, implementing and supervising their QHSE Management System. In addition to this our role covered the following areas:
Through our end-to-end advisory services of gap analysis, process mapping and risk assessment we developed a comprehensive and QHSE corporate strategy
We designed and delivered a comprehensive training programme and supporting documentation for staff across all key support departments
We lead on the successful implementation of OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004, and ISO 9001:2009 standards
Our team assisted an internal audit and inspections across all business units to ensure their QHSE compliance as per requirements of ISO Certifications, OHSAS and ADEHSMS
We conducted QHSE awareness and training campaigns to Approve and monitor subcontractors' QHSE programs in conformance with Masdar City requirements through regular audits and inspections
We provided support in developing and implementing new organisational initiatives such as Knowledge Management and Business Continuity
Our partnership has helped Masdar build world-class capabilities and achieve a fully certified Quality Heath Safety and Environmental Management System. Throughout the programme we have maintained a successful, transparent and productive working relationship and we look forward to extending our partnership through future projects
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