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Fire and Security

Fire Safety Overview

Main responsibility is to provide 24-hour rapid response for emergencies. These emergencies include fire suppression, Spillage control, other life threatening situations and surveillance plant safety patrol and stand by on the gantry loading in case of auto loading system ceased. The section is equipped to provide fire protection and prevention throughout WOQOD Doha Depot including Fire training and orientation for WOQOD staff, Contractors and visitors.

In the past period of time ,fire section start to upgrade the station features  by adding the following  :

1. Fire water pump was upgraded from manual to auto Mode.
2. Build an external storage area outdoors.
3. Build room on the roof the fire station Building.
4. Maintenance curried out and repainted the interior section of the station.
6. Changed the emergency exit lights.
7. Changing, repairing and painting the emergency exit doors.

​Daily Activities

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In general, Fire safety activities involve:

  • Standby rapid intervention
  • Safety Induction, basic firefighting, orientation, and exercise
  • Workplace safety rounds and random safety checks
  • Planned fire & safety checks, inspections and maintenance
  • Monitoring & inspection for fire prevention
  • LPG evacuation jointly with LPG staff.
  • Documentation and record retention.
    Above activities are covered 24hrs on 3shift duty except the training 
  • PTW System (along with HSE section) 
     Discussing the commenced work with the performing authority, check all the supported documents e.g. RA, JHA & certifications, carry out site survey & equipment pre-entry check, carry out gas testing if needed and monitor the work commencing.
  • Standby rapid intervention
     Fire team readily provide 24hrs rapid response for emergencies. 
  • Safety Induction training (with HSE jointly)

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Fire section team with support of HSE section provide Safety Induction, BFF, orientation, and training to all new staff, refresher, contractors and visitor into Doha depot which include training and awareness on.

Basic firefighting, orientation:

Actions to take in the event of a fire: When to evacuate, when to attempt to extinguish a fire, whom to notify, what equipment to shut down.

Portable fire extinguishers: The correct extinguisher and its proper operation on a particular type of fire (e.g., metals, electrical, chemical, wood, or paper).

Familiarity with plant: A tour of the entire facility (Tank farm area, loading gantry, Garage area etc, with emphasis on the location of exits, Assemble point, fire extinguishers, MCP, hazardous operations, and restricted areas.

Care and maintenance of equipment or machinery they will be operating: To reduce fire loss potential by helping to keep equipment from malfunctioning or breaking down.

Alarms: The meaning of various alarms and the actions to take when they are sounded.

Hot-Work Permits: How to protect against fire hazards caused from welding/cutting/brazing and other hot work, Gas testing and Standby.

Flammable Liquids: How to safely handle, use, and store flammable liquids.

 

Workplace safety rounds and random safety checks
Fire team went on periodic safety patrol and surveillance check around all areas of Doha depot including new parking area to :

  • ensure and observe work behavior while workers perform a task or activity, observed unsafe or negative behavior.
  • Stops/observed activities or conditions that are dangerous or pose fire hazards, spillage etc.
  • PPE enforcement, Speed limit control  & Traffic management
  • Permit to work system (inspection, Gas test & Standby)
  • Task Inspection
  • Gas testing carried out for hot works at hazardous classified area
  • Firemen standby for critical and hot works
  • Workplace housekeeping

Planned fire & safety checks  and inspections

Fire team carried out series of planned safety inspection of all Fire equipment with General service Dept. to identify equipment defects and advice for preventive maintenance as well as checking equipment readiness for emergency situations.
Inspections include:-

  • All portable fire extinguishers
  • Fixed fire fighting equipment
  • Fire pump engine
  • Fire detective equipment
  • Rapid intervention equipment
  • Personal protective equipment

Monitoring and fire prevention
Fire team monitor fire water tank level, pump pressure bars reading, Fire alarm monitoring, fire detection system and fire water line pressure flows. 

Documentation and record retention
Fire team daily Log book:

  • routine/ non-routine activities carried out
  • safety observations
  • Equipment conditions
  • Contractor and Task monitoring
  • Surveillance patrols
  • Permit Register
  • work permit status

Other Fire section activities include:

  • ROUTINE
  • Mock drill : is carried out on planed bases, to provide an orderly emergency response plan for all WOQOD staff, contractor and visitor and to ensure fast, organized and smooth evacuation of plant during emergencies.
  • Mock drill is also intended to test the working conditions and effectiveness of all fire and emergency equipment in Depot as well as to train fire team and Backup team how to conduct their duties successfully during emergencies.
  • Fire Officer ensure preparation, coordination, scenario,
  • pre-briefing, post briefing, (lesson to be learn) and Action Plan.
  • Fire drill & exercise

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  • Civil defense inspection throughout all WOQOD petrol station and facilities.
  • Gas testing for hot works, confine space entry and fireman standby for critical task.
  • Participate in Civil defense exhibition.
  • Managing Housekeeping at Doha depot
  • Managing fire extinguisher Call-off contracts
  • In the past period of time procure and distribute of PPE for all technical staff.
  • All WOQOD petrol stations (37 stations)
  • Non branded Petrol station (7 stations)
  • Mobile Station (4 stations)
  • WOQOD warehouse
  • Bitumen plant Messaid
  • Ras Lafan Loading Facility (RALF)
  • Petrol station staff accommodation
  • All Doha depot road  tankers, SHAFAF & LPG road  tankers

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