Sabratha Offshore Platform Implements New Operational Standards

Seeking to enhance operational efficiency and safety protocols through the implementation of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards, the Sabratha Offshore Platform in Libya engaged Qabas. Qabas executed a full approach to implement these certifications, including gap analysis, customised action plans, targeted training, and continuous monitoring.

Objectives and Scope

  1. ISO 14001 – Environmental Management: The platform aimed to minimise its environmental impact by implementing a robust system to manage and monitor environmental aspects effectively.
  2. ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety: Ensuring the health and safety of the workforce was paramount. This required a systematic approach to identify hazards, assess risks, and implement control measures.

Implementation Strategy

  1. Gap Analysis: We conducted a thorough evaluation to identify existing deficiencies and areas for improvement in environmental and safety practices according to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards.
  2. Customised Action Plans: We developed specific action plans tailored to the platform’s unique operational environment and regulatory requirements, aligning with ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 criteria.
  3. Training and Awareness: We delivered targeted training programmes to educate employees on new procedures and enhance their competencies in environmental and safety management in line with ISO standards.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: We established continuous monitoring mechanisms to track progress, evaluate effectiveness, and ensure ongoing compliance with ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement: We maintained open communication with all stakeholders, including management, employees, and regulatory bodies, to ensure alignment and support for the implementation process.


The implementation of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards led to significant improvements in several key areas:

  1. Enhanced Compliance: Achieved full compliance with national and international environmental and safety regulations, reducing the risk of legal penalties and operational disruptions.
  2. Improved Risk Management: Developed a systematic approach to hazard identification and risk assessment, leading to a safer working environment.
  3. Optimised Resource Utilisation: Implemented efficient resource management practices, resulting in cost savings and reduced environmental impact.
  4. Increased Employee Safety: Enhanced safety protocols and training programmes significantly reduced workplace incidents and injuries.
  5. Sustainable Operations: Established a framework for sustainable operations, ensuring long-term environmental and economic benefits.

Strategic Impact

The implementation of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards strengthened the Sabratha Offshore Platform’s leadership in North Africa’s offshore industry. These certifications demonstrate adherence to rigorous environmental and occupational health protocols, which through our execution enhanced the platform’s operational capabilities, establishing a solid foundation for ongoing innovation and adherence to best practices in environmental and safety management.

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