Description - This paper describes how Yemen LNG has effectively managed the HSE aspects of contractor performance on a large construction project/operation in Yemen.

Application - Contracted work with respect to the management of HSE presents a constant challenge for any company. Yemen LNG Ltd considers that dealing with contracted work is one of the Company's top priorities, in the sense that contractors should have HSE systems in place so that the work is carried out safely without any harm to staff, assets or the environment. Contractor management in Yemen presents many challenges as in many instances the indigenous workforce will have only a very basic knowledge of HSE, poor management systems and unskilled personnel.

Results - Yemen LNG has over recent years been working on the improvement of the process applied to contracted work, from prequalification to the actual management of the selected contractor to carry out work. It encourages local contractors to participate in work and as part of their capacity development of the local company's works together with the companies to step by step enhance their competence. The capacity of local companies is also to build by partnering with other companies.

The process which YLNG has adopted is to encourage local contractors to undertake jobs at the appropriate skill level and at the same time provide support through training & inspections/audits which are carried out at various stages of the contractual cycle.

Significance - The basis of our prequalification is to determine how effectively potential contractors identify and manage hazards. We expect that potential contractors will develop a systematic approach and comprehensive plans to address such issues through documentation and work practices. Our goal is to actively encourage the alignment of our HSE cultures in a climate of continuous improvement. This is an area in which a large part of our effort is applied. If we feel that an individual contract doesn't meet the company's requirements or standards, we take the initiative to assist contractors both pre and post award to meet the company's standards

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