Ajay Krishnan Menakath

Work History

Work History
Apr 2012 - Present

HSE MANAGER - COMMISSIONING

PROGESYS INTERNATIONAL

Project:            VALE Mineral Malaysia Project, Teluk Rubiah, Lumut, Perak, Malaysia.

Project Scope: Commissioning of Iron Ore Processing Plant (Onshore & Offshore), 16 Conveyors, 1

Main Substation, 5 Substations, 3 Ship unloaders & 1 Ship Loader with supporting Utilities.

Client:             VALE, Brazil

Achievement: Completed the project without any Injury. 

Responsible for the administration and monitoring of company environmental health and safety programs and policies.

Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulation and assist with the development & delivery of environmental health and safety training to all employees.

Implement, Audit & Improve HSE Management System.

Develop & Implementation of policies and procedures necessary for the Project.

Managing, coaching and mentoring the project HSE Team.

Investigation Lead on incidents and accidents with Taproot (RCA) Method to identify the Root Cause, propose corrective & preventive actions.

Keeping statistical records and review to check the target was met.

Develop HSE Trainings on various tasks for the employees & contractors.

Lead & develop the Risk Assessments & Risk Register for the project & implement Risk Treatment Plan for continuous monitoring and improvement.

Organize and conduct HAZOPs for the plant.

Conduct Project Site Inspections & contractor audits.

Conducting HSE Committee with the contractors.

Monitor & evaluate to assess the performance of Mock Drills on Emergency Response and rescue for continuous improvement.

Provide HSE leadership and technical expertise to the management and contactors personnel to continuously improve safety and security on site.

Review and approve all method statements and risk assessments of contractors to ensure compliance to local & international standards, before submission for final client approval. 

Coordinate and communicate with Client on Project HSE and Security issues. 

Establish a project HSE audit program & schedule to perform the Project HSE Audit within the project organization.

Report such results to Project Management and advice improvement strategies. 

Lead the weekly HSE Steering Committee of the projects to address existing issues to resolve.

Review and upgrade standards and procedure in the work environments focusing on continue improvements to eliminate and prevent injury or disease. 

Implemented the hazardous chemicals and materials management control system to eliminate the exposure by workforce.

Implement measures to avoid workforce exposure to radiations, toxic substances or gases.

Develop & implementing environment procedures and inspect the compliance of Environment Management System.

Managing hygiene at work & living environment for the project people.

Implement Lock out Tag out (LOTO) Procedure and ensure proper system functioning and do regular audit with the HSE team on the ground implementation.

Coordinated with project leadership to create and achieve short-term and long-term EHS objectives, targets, strategies, and measures that prioritized to mitigated risks.

Monitor & implement strategies to improve KPI targets.

Develop past reports of HSE Statistics & KPI for bidding process.

Develop specific procedures for high risk activities on the project and coordinate the risk assessments.

Familiar with International standards like 9001, 140001, 31000 & OSHAS 18001 

Dec 2010 - Mar 2012

HSE Manager

ECL / RIO TINTO

Project:            Expansion 2nd Phase of National Aluminum Smelter Plant, India.

Project Scope: Installation & Commissioning of 2 ARS, 4 FTA, 2 CTC, 16 PTMs

Achievement:  1.2 Million Safe Man hours with Zero LTI. Award given by Client.

Responsibilities held:

o   Implementation of Rio Tinto HSE Strategies through HSEMS core elements

o   Ensure compliance with local rules and regulations.

o   Ensure the policies and procedures are implemented.

o   Management of 23 member HSE team.

o   Assisting the functional management to develop HSE plans and procedures

o   Develop special procedure for high risk activities and provide trainings.

o   Developing Project Risk Register and its implementation.

o   Manage inspections, audits and ensure the corrective actions are done by contractors.

o   Investigation of near miss and incidents to prevent future occurrence.

o   Developing Special HSE plan for commissioning the plant.

o   Chairman for Safety committee.

o   Analysis HSE gaps and trends on the project.

o   Prepare monthly reports and tack HSE performance and KPIs.

o   Support line managers to manage their workforce on safe work.

o   Assist line managers on Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments (HIRA) & JSA Process.

o   Audit and analysis the performance of contractor to select best contractors every month.

o   Monitor and enforce best environment practice strictly.

o   Ensure hygiene work & living environment for the project people.

Implemented the hazardous chemicals and materials management control system.o   Ensure the Emergency Procedure is functioning properly by doing periodic drills.

May 2010 - Dec 2010

HSE Administrator

ECL / RIO TINTO

Projects: Expansion of National Aluminum Smelter Plant, Angul, India.

Project Scope: Anode Rodding Shop

Achievement: Completed project without any LTI.

Manage all documentation and reports to publish on Rio Tinto Online system. 

Familiar with ISO 14001 & 18001 standards

Audit Procedures implementation on site.

Conducting contractor inspection and audits.

Framing and Implementation of Policies and procedures.

Conduct Training to all employees and contractors.

Managing permit to work system on the project.

Investigation of near miss, incidents and accidents.

onduct daily safety share with employees

Risk Assessment development for site activities.

Review Job Hazard Assessments

Administration of safety personal duty allocation.

Auditing hazardous chemical storages of contractors.

Inspection on environmental compliance.

Conduct emergency response drills.

Conduct safety inspections and advice management of safety findings and recommend specific corrective or preventive measures to improve safety. 

Dec 2009 - Apr 2010

EHS Advisor

ECL MIDDLE EAST

Projects:          Emirates Aluminum Smelter Phase 1, UAE

Project scope: Anode Rodding Shop

Client:             SNC Lavalin & Worley Parson / EMAL

Achievement: Completed project without any LTI.

Responsibilities held:

Ensuring client’s EHS policy is implemented at site.

Advise and ensure contractor’s site compliance on safety.

Monitoring Permits and Job Hazard Analysis.

Conduct Tool Box Talks with employees

Ensuring Zero Environmental Damage.

Conducting safety Audits.

Frame Risk Mitigation Plan according to the site risk.

Develop & train safety programs to promote proficiency in safe practices & safety awareness.

Conduct regular safety inspections and advice management of safety findings and recommend specific corrective or preventive measures to improve safety. 

Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

EHS Officer

PETRON EMIRATES

Projects:          Emirates Aluminum Smelter Phase 1, UAE

Project Scope: Anode Stripping Facility

Client:             EMAL

Achievement: 200 thousand+ Man hours with Zero LTI.

Responsibilities held:

Ensuring client’s EHS policy is implemented at site.

Advise and ensure contractor’s site compliance on safety.

Monitoring Permits and Job Hazard Analysis. Conduct Tool Box Talks with employees

Ensuring Zero Environmental Damage.

Inspection of mobile heavy equipments

Conducting safety Audits.

Frame Risk Mitigation Plan according to the site risk.

Develop & train safety programs to promote proficiency in safe practices & safety awareness.

Conduct regular safety inspections and advice management of safety findings and recommends specific corrective or preventive measures to improve safety. 

Aug 2008 - Nov 2009

EHS Advisor

ALSTOM POWER

Project:            Emirates Aluminum Smelter Phase 1, UAE

Project Scope: 2 Fume Treatment Centers (FTP)

Client:             SNC Lavalin & Worley Parson / EMAL

Achievement: 1 Million+ Man hours with Zero LTI. Received the Best Contractor Award.

Responsibilities held:

o   Liaison with client & contractor on EHS aspects.

o   Conducting regular EHS meeting with contractor & Client.

o   Preparation of Risk Assessments for various activities like hot work, confined space, heavy lifting, working at heights, etc.

o   Preparation of Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

o   Monitoring project safety, environment and health programs to ensure compliance within corporate & local regulatory requirements.

o   Inspection of mobile heavy equipments.

o   Apply work-permits

o   Monthly submission of safety audit reports

o   Ensure environmental compliance.

o   Conduct Tool Box Talks with employees

o   Daily inspection of safety measures on site such as scaffolds, confined space, etc.

o   Develop and training programs to promote proficiency in safe practices & safety awareness.

o   Conduct regular safety inspections and advice management of safety audit findings and recommends specific corrective or preventive measures to improve safety.

Ensure that occupational safety, health and environment policies are observed and planned activities are carried out.

Jun 2006 - Jul 2008

Fire & Safety Officer

SDFI

Process Plant – Refinery

Achievement:  Zero fire incident during my term. Company appreciation on the job.

Responsibilities held:

Assist in overseeing the Environmental, Health & Safety function. Monitoring organizations safety, environment and health programs to ensure compliance within corporate & local regulatory requirements. Maintain Safety measures at ENA storage areas and tanker loading and unloading outletsIssue work-permit to the storage and warehouse areas. Inspection of bottling areas before each shift. Assist in maintaining the environmental standards of the plant & facilities. Manage proper housekeeping and inspect after each shifts. Daily inspection of safety measures in work areas. Lead safety training programs to promote proficiency in safe practices & safety awareness. Conduct Tool Box talkConduct Emergency Fire Drill

Education

Education

Diploma

Mar 2010 - Dec 2011

MBA

INDIAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND STUDIES
Apr 1999 - Jul 2001

BACHELORS

CALICUT UNIVERSITY

Skills

Skills

SMELTING

PERFORMANCE

crisis management

System

Health

HSE