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Loading Master: Safety precautions for pre-berth exchange during COVID-19

12th August 2020
Loading Master Safety precautions for pre-berth exchange during COVID-19

Average reading time is 7 minutes <Loading Master Safety precautions for pre-berth exchange during COVID-19> As loading masters, one of the many tasks that they are often required to oversee include the pre-berthing exchange of information. However, considering the recent pandemic, COVID-19, many operational tasks that follow the loading master job has been tweaked to ensure safety. Therefore, we’ll cover the few precautions to note when loading masters are tasked to complete the ship-shore safety checklist during this pandemic. Effective completion of ship-shore safety checklist by tanker and terminal operators is an important step towards achieving safe and efficient cargo...

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How to measure the effectiveness of internal corporate communication?

7th August 2020
How to measure the effectiveness of internal corporate communication

Average reading time is 4 minutes <How to measure the effectiveness of internal corporate communication> Imagine this. An important corporate event is just around the corner. As an internal communicator at work, you and your team have been working hard on perfecting your internal communication plan for this event. You are convinced that your strategy would gather a huge turnout for this important corporate event. However, to your dismay, many did not even know about the event and hence, didn’t turn up for the event. You can’t help but wonder what could have gone wrong. Does this situation sound familiar...

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A Closer Look at Fault Tree Analysis and how it works

6th August 2020
A Closer Look at Fault Tree Analysis and how it works

Average reading time is 7 minutes <A Closer Look at Fault Tree Analysis and how it works> Investigating a worksite incident – a fatality, injury, illness, or close call – provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents. As such it is important that delegates are aware of the various analysis methods available which they can tap on to identify these worksite incidents. We’ll cover one of the many...

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Understanding the Bill of Lading

4th August 2020
Understanding the Bill of Lading

Average Reading time is 8 minutes <Understanding the Bill of Lading> A marine storage terminal and refinery is a complex living system and interaction with all stakeholders is a huge challenge. Complying to an ever-growing number of rules, regulations and guidelines, most processes need a control system which is manageable. This is because there are countless documents involved in these processes since there are many stakeholders present with differing interests. There are different types of Bill of Lading.  The Bill of Lading is a legal document that is issued by a carrier to a shipper that carries all the necessary...

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The 5 Key Principles of Maintenance Planning

27th July 2020
The 5 Key Principles of Maintenance Planning

Average reading time 8 minutes <The 5 Key Principles of Maintenance Planning> Planning and scheduling are the anchors for any asset-intensive organization.  Maintenance scheduling for Oil and Gas companies will be like other asset-intensive organizations but should be tweaked to align with the industry. Scheduling can make or break a maintenance organization. Good scheduling increases asset reliability and uptime. Poor scheduling increases costs and risks to the operation. Therefore, it is imperative that Engineering and Project Managers are aware of what makes or break these maintenance scheduling programs.  Currently, most organizations do not have a comprehensive maintenance planning, scheduling and...

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Understanding the aims and objectives of performance management systems

24th July 2020
Understanding the aims and objectives of performance management systems

Average reading time is 8 minutes <Understanding the aims and objectives of performance management systems> Performance management is defined as the process of continuous communication and feedback between a manager and employee towards the achievement of certain objectives. With the advent of technology, companies are evolving and tweaking their performance management systems from its traditional forward-looking solution based entirely on hindsight, to a system hinged on continuous feedback powered by technology where managers can foresee problems based on current employee performance and initiate any form of course correction to bring the employee back on track. Hence it is important that...

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HAZOP Studies: Advantages and Disadvantages of its Use

20th July 2020

Average Reading time 7 minutes <HAZOP Studies: Advantages and Disadvantages of its Use> HAZOP, which stands for a Hazard and Operability Study, is a systematic way to identify possible hazards in a work process. With the use of this study, processes are broken down into steps, and variations in work parameters is scrutinised closely to see what could go wrong at each step of the process. It is important for process engineers to understand when HAZOP studies should be used hence we will look at advantages and disadvantages of the use of HAZOP studies. The HAZOP approach is commonly used...

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8 steps to take when developing a Lift Planning

15th July 2020
8 steps to take when developing a Lift Planning

Average reading time 9 minutes <8 steps to take when developing a Lift Planning> Lifting operations are often hazardous processes, due to the involvement of many large machinery and heavy loads. Thus, with lives at stake during such high-risk operations, it is of paramount importance that Lifting Supervisors is confident enough to take charge of the lifting plan, while the lifting team is clear and familiar with the steps present in the Lifting Plan. There are a few steps to consider when drafting a Lifting Plan. 8 Steps to consider when drafting a lifting plan The Lifting Plan is a...

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The Need for Strategic Communication Skills

13th July 2020
The Need for Strategic Communication Skills

Average reading time is 7 minutes <The Need for Strategic Communication Skills> The value of strategic communication has garnered traction over the years. It is attracting more and more attention in society and corporations. Many organisations have grown to understand the vital importance of strategic communication for the survival and success of organizations. Yet, communication professionals and communication departments around the world continue to struggle with a rather low status in organizations.  Need for strategic communication Well-designed communication programs are essential for sharing a company’s strategic plan and providing other important organizational information that informs employees of the organization’s goals...

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Reasons why EQ is an important facet of Leadership

8th July 2020
Reasons why EQ is an important facet of Leadership

Average reading time is 7 minutes <Reasons why EQ is an important facet of Leadership> Emotional intelligence in the workplace (EQ) is becoming a pretty hot topic for business, maybe even bordering on buzzword territory. In fact, many research articles and papers have begun correlating high emotional intelligence with success at work. It is highly important that aspiring leaders in workplaces understand why EQ is such an important facet of leadership. This will enhance their individual performance and boost their company’s revenue. Thus, in this post, we’ll be discussing why EQ is such an important facet of leadership and how...

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