The Energy Chamber wishes to publicly recognise and applaud the outstanding achievement of 24 contracting companies that have demonstrated a commitment to high health, safety and environment (HSE) standards in their organisations. The companies are being commended for having attained over 95 per cent compliance in each element of the Safe to Work (STOW) HSE requirements at the end of the rigorous STOW certification audit. 

The companies were certified during the period August 2015-July 2016 and are listed below. 

  • Fortress Specialty Services Limited
  • Quality Refractory Insulation Services Limited
  • GAC Energy and Marine Services Limited
  • Tam International Inc.
  • Global Maritime Services Limited
  • Unus Contracting Services Limited
  • H.J. Stauble Limited
  • Venwell International Inc.
  • Haztec Services Trinidad Limited
  • Well Services Petroleum Company Limited
  • HHSL Safety Systems Limited
  • Worldwide Safety Consultants Limited
  • QSL Trinidad Limited
  • Amec Foster Wheeler USA Corporation
  • Jagmohan Enterprises Limited
  • BSI Services Trinidad Limited
  • Jokhan General Contractors Limited
  • Caribbean Oceanic and Terrestrial Energy Equipment Limited
  • Massy Technologies Infocom (Trinidad) Limited
  • Dhanasser Manick Limited
  • New Island Corporation Limited
  • Edoo's Welding and Industrial Supplies Company Limited
  • Prestige Engineering Services Limited
  • Equilibrium Environmental Services Limted

STOW is a certification programme for contractors’ HSE management systems (MS). Built on the backbone of local and international HSE standards, the STOW requirements cover 11 elements and the audit involves an independent evaluation of contractors’ HSE MS. Certification is granted for one year at 75 per cent compliance and two years at 85 per cent and above compliance to the STOW HSE requirements. 

The listed companies are deserving of special mention for not only having the required HSE policies and procedures to govern their activities but also for demonstrating that they are effectively implemented on the ground throughout the organisation. Their high scores are indicative of a commitment to contribute to a safer energy sector and to the continuous improvement of HSE in their respective companies. 

Apart from the accolades and the implications for a company’s reputation, contractors will also benefit from heightened HSE awareness among the workforce, reduced accidents/incidents, as well as reduced financial and non-financial costs associated with workforce injuries, workplace accidents and other damages. Another significant benefit is the increased ability to do business with 22 of the major clients in the energy sector who have agreed to use STOW to screen their contractors on HSE. 

All 24 companies should be extremely proud of their achievement. The Energy Chamber congratulates all 476 contracting companies that have been certified since July 2010. We encourage other contracting companies to strive for similar high levels of HSE in their organisations.