Karratha Gas Plant safety bonus to benefit community
A major maintenance shutdown began at the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Karratha Gas Plant at the beginning of September.
During this period inspections and general maintenance repairs are conducted on a range of plant equipment.
In order to finish the significant amount of work planned as part of the scheduled shutdown, a workforce of about 1500 people was mobilised.
Safety is always the highest priority at the plant.
Sergio Goimil, Woodside’s maintenance manager, oversees shutdown activities at the KGP and understands the extensive preparation required to safely execute this amount of activity.
“Generally each year we complete our major maintenance shutdowns in May and September,” he said.
“There is an enormous amount of pre-planning that occurs ahead of the work actually starting, and this helps ensure the shutdowns run smoothly and safety.”
To help keep attention on safety throughout the September shutdown a safety bonus was introduced and all the funds raised will be donated to a local community organisation.
“We wanted to link a bonus to safety performance and the final amount will depend on how well the site meets a range of indicators,” he said.
“How safely we complete our work is tremendously important as we want everyone to go home in the same condition as they arrived.”
Following the conclusion of the shutdown the safety bonus will be calculated and presented to a not-for-profit organisation in the Shire of Roebourne.
“In conjunction with the workforce we’ll decide what organisation will be the recipient of the bonus. We’re really pleased that keeping ourselves safe will also help benefit our community,” said Mr Goimil.