Jerudong - The2012BruneiShellJointVenture (BSJV) Vendor Forum which opened yesterday received overwhelming response with the presence of the vendors and other related agencies during the five Focus Sessions which took place concurrently at the BRIDEX International Conference Centre in Jerudong.
The topics delivered during the Focus Sessions were Directives 1 and 2: What it means in practice and the consequences of non-compliance; Business Integrity: Honest Business means Good Business; Job Creation: Competence Building; HSSE: Introducing the Work Order; and Cultivating SMEs.
One of the sessions, HSSE: Introducing the Work Order, was a discussion among vendors and potential vendors of Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).
Head of BSP's Health, Environment and Safety (HSE) Department, Hj Idris bin Hj Jaafar said that they discussed the Brunei Workplace Health and Safety Order which has been managed by the Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the Energy Department under the Prime Minister's Office.
"We, BSP, as a client and employer, try to make sure that all our vendors and potential vendors are aware of this law, how to comply, and where we stand on the consequence if they do not comply, and how to comply to the law," said Hj Idris.
Twenty vendors participated in the two-session discussion.
Hj Idris added that the discussion went well, especially during the Q&A session in which the vendors present included companies new to the oil and gas industry and some new-to business, while some already have a contract with BSP, whereas there were also vendors from outside of Brunei who attended the session to try to understand what laws are applicable to the oil and gas industry.
Hj Idris said that the law, which was first enacted in 2009, will be enforced by the Government of His Majesty at the beginning of next year for the government, and added that they are in the transition to comply with this law.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin