Alfred Phillips




Mr. Alfred Phillips is a leader in the field of Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) having worked for over 28 years in the construction sector and petrochemicals industry.  With the professional and personal experience he has garnered over his long and rewarding career as a Mechanical Engineer, he now runs a successful consultancy company that provides key services to industry in the field of Safety such as conducting Risk Assessments, Safety Interventions and implementing Safety Management Systems.

In addition to being a Facilitator for SHE Training programmes, Mr. Phillips is an Auditor in Process Safety Management (PSM), Process Hazard Analysis Leader, Lead Auditor in BSI OHSS 18001 and Certified Lead Auditor in ISO 14001.

Mr. Phillips is a registered engineer with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad & Tobago (BOETT), a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago (APETT), a professional member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), as well as the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Mr. Phillips hold an MSC in Production Engineering and Management and a BSC. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies.  




Anthony Roberts 

Anthony Roberts retired  as the Health, Safety and Environmental Manager at the Power Generation Company of Trinidad & Tobago in 2012.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (U.W.I) a Diploma in Education (U.W.I) a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible /Theology, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Occupational  Environmental Safety and Health (U.W.I).

Mr Roberts was a secondary school teacher for seven years. He was involved in the electricity industry in Trinidad and Tobago since 1980 working as Chemist, Environmental Engineer and as the Manager for Health Safety and Environment.

He has experience in the implementation of management systems for Environment and Health and Safety being responsible for the implementation of these systems at the company. He has participated in and led several internal audits of HSE systems and worked with external auditors.

He has developed and conducted training in several areas relating to HSE and presented papers at CARILEC.



Balraj Mohan

Mr. Balraj Mohan is an HSSE Professional who has over 18 years experience in the Petro-chemical and Services Industries.

Mr. Mohan has a wealth of hands on experience in oil field operation and contractor management programs which comes from his role as an Operations Lead in an Oil Exploration and Production Company, as well as in the development, implementation, auditing and assessing of effective accident prevention programs in his pursuits of HSSE Management Excellence within several companies locally and regionally.

He graduated with honors from London’s University of Greenwich, in the field of Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment and is a qualified Lead Auditor in the Quality Management System 9001-2008 Standard.

As a team member within a conglomerate which operates throughout the Caribbean, Mr. Mohan is affiliated to the group’s Environmental Management Team with the responsibility to develop, implement and monitor an Environmental Management System. At the same time as part of a wider organization initiative aimed at enhancing the Group’s HSSE Performance Mr. Mohan holds a Leadership position in one of the regional company documenting, implementing, monitoring and assessing the HSSE Management System and several layers of barrier which ensures a seamless interface between people, plant and process.

Crispin Alleyne 

Mr. Crispin Alleyne has over 25 years experience in the safety and health career field and has been certified since 2003 by the USA and internationally accepted Board of Certified Safety Professional based in Chicago www.bscp.org.

Mr. Alleyne has served as a regulator with the Ministry of Energy, and has held positions as a HSE Team Leader and HSE Manager with major multinational organization in the Oil, Gas and Construction sectors both locally and international and during that period has conducted numerous Health and Safety and Environmental Management Audits As a consultant he has developed Safety Management systems for clients in the Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Sector and managed multimillion dollars projects.

Crispin is an active member of the Trinidad and Tobago Safety Council and the American Society of Safety Engineers



Damian Caesar

Mr. Damian Caesar is a 15 year HSE professional.   He is experienced in implementing strategies for improving HSE management performance and has provide HSE professional services to companies within the heavy construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, transport and security industries.

Mr. Caesar’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment from the University of Greenwich; a Diploma in Environmental Management; Internal Auditor for ISO 9001 Quality Management System & ISO 14001 Environment Management Systems. He is also a Qualified Trainer who has developed HSE programs indigenous to clients’ needs. Mr. Caesar presently heads the HSE Department at Trinidad Cement Limited and is a Henley MBA – General Management Student


Dayanand Harridass 

Mr. Dayanand Harridass has over 15 years extensive work experience within the Oil and Gas Sector as an HSE Professional.  His experience spans the Manufacturing, Construction and Marine sectors and the Petrochemical Industry, both upstream and downstream.

His wealth of experience in the Oil and Gas Sector has empowered him with a firm understanding of the drivers for demonstrably excellent standards in Health, Safety and Envrionmental Management.   Mr. Harridass has successfully provided HSE Consultancy Services for over 40 organisations in the development and implementation of HSE Management Systems that meet internationally accredited Health, Safety and Environmental Management System requirements, including OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.

Mr. Harridass possesses an MSc in Safety and Risk Management from the Heriot-Watt University.   He also holds the NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health along with the NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Environmental Management, both from the UK.   In addition, he is a Certified Lead Auditor for OHSAS 18001.

Dayanand is a Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a Full Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)



 Francine Carvalho

Ms. Carvalho brings to STOW 20 years experience spanning the petrochemical manufacturing (methanol, ammonia) and brewing industries.  As a management level HSEQ professional with her previous employer her responsibilities included the implementation, maintenance and auditing of systems for Occupational Safety & Health, Process Safety, Environmental Management and Quality Management, the promotion of HSEQ Leadership and the achievement of the Corporate HSEQ Objectives.

In leading the HSEQ workgroup for the business unit she provided advice and guidance ensuring compliance with relevant HSEQ regulations, codes and standards including those for Contractor Safety Management. She prepared and analyzed audit and technical reports and presented findings to senior management. She was responsible for mentoring and managing HSEQ personnel as well as the development and execution of organizational HSEQ training programmes. She conducted the HSE review for Contractor Pre-Qualification.  She was a member of the Incident Command group and led Incident Investigations. She developed and managed the HSEQ budget.

Her qualifications include a BSc in Natural Sciences and an MSc Science and Management of Tropical Environments both from UWI St Augustine. She also holds a Nebosh General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. She is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.



Fedrison Jagessar

Mr. Fedrison Jagessar experience spans a decade of involvement starting with  areas such as environmental management with the management of a Land Farming Project from 1996 to 1998 (Neal and Massy and Kaizen a Canadian based Firm together with the Alberta Research Council for the GORTT). Projects such as the pit remediation (for Trinmar Limited) at Parrylands and at Trinmar’s Main Tank Battery in Point Fortin added to his experience in environmental management

He is a Certified STOW HSE Management System Assessor/Auditor II, an Accredited Advanced Safety Auditor with Extensive Safety Training (OSHA General Industry, Construction, Process Safety, and Hazwoper) and is experienced with (ISO 9000, ISO14000 and OHSAS 18002-2000) Management Systems, Implementation and Auditing Procedures. He is also an authorized US Department of Labour Outreach instructor/trainer for the General Industry Safety Program since 2003.  Mr. Jagessar has worked with numerous companies both locally and internationally having close working relationships and contacts with several Canadian companies

Mr. Jagessar holds an MSc in Environmental Management, an MSc in Agricultural Economics and a BSc in Industrial Management from the University of the West Indies.

Geetram Ramsamooj



Mr. Geetram Ramsamooj is qualified in integrated management and is well respected internationally.  He has experience in construction, subway and tunneling, mining, IT and telecommunication, policing, prisons, manufacturing, schools, insitituion, hospitals, government offices and petroleum (offshore).

With over 30 years experience, he is an External Auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 adn OHSAS 18001 and Smart-ISO Coordinated Management System (CMS) Lead Auditor and Instructor.  His experience/skills include management systems - ISO 9001, 14001, 31000, OHSAS 18001, risk assessment, industrial technology, health, safety, environment, psychology, industrial relations and conflict resolution and technical writing.  Mr. Ramsamooj is currently a Senior Executive, Consultant and Professional Trainer in Health, Safety, Organizational Safety Culture and Change Strategy.  He is a training provider for Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Ontario.

He holds an MSc in Safety and a BSc in Industrial Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Geet brings innovation, quality and motivation for excellence to all levels and positions of an organization.



 Glenroy London 

 
    

Mr. Glenroy London has been involved in Health and Safety promotion in a career that spans more than thirty years. His career diversity ranges from regulatory; to private oil and gas; educational; as well as international.  During his illustrious career, Mr. London held positions such as Regulatory Engineer for the Ministry of Energy, Facilities and Local content/fabrication manager for bpTT; worked on the Cannon Ball Next Gas project in Trinidad/USA.

He considers his core expertise to be Enterprise Wide Risk Management Systems, Strategic Risk Management, Advanced Safety Auditing, HSE Project Management, Strategic Thinking and Root Cause Incident Investigations. Mr. London is currently knowledgeable on ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Management Systems. Academically Mr. London holds a BSc Honors in Mechanical Engineering as well as a MSc. in Production Engineering and Management, both from the University of the West Indies.

Mr. London also holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing with Andrews University, USA and an MSc Strategic Planning with Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, UK. His extensive experience in Oil and Gas Management Systems as Strategic Project Manager allows him to effectively provide advice on closing the gaps in HSE performance management systems. He is a strong advocate for improving the safety culture and strongly believes it is critical to the sustainable competitive advantage of any organization globally.



 Joanna Hamid

Ms. Joanna Hamid is academically qualified, professionally trained and certified in the area of Occupational Health, Safety & Environment [HSE] Management Systems development, implementation and auditing coupled with sound industry knowledge and 10 years practical HSE work experience.

Her Professional qualifications include “Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (BSI OHSAS 18001) Auditor Conversion Training”;  “Advanced Environmental Management Systems Auditor Course (ISO 14001) and “UK National Certificate in Health & Safety (NEBOSH)” has been supported by a strong academic foundation, inclusive of a Bachelors degree in sciences, a Masters degree in Environmental Management and a graduate Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies.

Ms. Hamid work experience for the past ten (10) years includes the development and implementation of HSE Management Systems for a number of diverse organizations including those wishing to pre-qualify for up-stream Oil and Gas producers.  A large component of this work experience has been in the auditing of HSE systems for both client requirements and certification (ISO 14001) purposes.

Complimenting this work experience is that of adjunct HSE lecturer at The University of Trinidad & Tobago in Engineering Diploma Programs and Professional Development Programs as well as NEBOSH certificate courses.

Kimberley Xavier-Hill


Mrs. Kimberley Xavier-Hill has seamlessly integrated her educational back ground in Management Science with experience in Occupational Health Safety and Environment (HSE) continually demonstrating the highest standards of HSE leadership. She has worked in the field of HSE within various multi-national oil and gas industry companies such as Nabors Drilling, BHP Billiton, Baker Hughes and BPTT holding various HSE Positions for the last 13 years. She holds an Associates in Management Science, Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick and Masters Degree in Occupational Health & Safety from The University of Greenwich.

She has both managed and delivered HSE support in various positions such as HSE Manager, HSE Technical Advisor and Programs Advisor. She holds a broad knowledge of HSE principles, practices and procedures with a thorough understanding of regulations and the regulatory process. Her HSE Experience ranges from: Designing and implementing HSE Management Systems and Programs, development of safety plans, facilitating incident / accident investigations, conducting HSE audits, assessment of compliance with regulatory and operations management system, delivery of safety leadership development programs and HSSE training programs such as behavioral based safety.


 Klenworth Jones



Mr. Klenworth Jones is currently employed at the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards as an Inspector of Metrology providing delivery of measurement and calibration services, for weighing devices used in a wide range of industrial applications.

Mr. Jones is a qualified HSE Consultant with Premier Quality Services Limited, the training consultancy subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS). As a consultant his focus is on the development and delivery of in house training programs, provision of OSH Act compliance audits, the preparation of OH&S policies and risk assessment services.  Mr. Jones also serves as a tutor at the College of Health, Environmental and Safety Studies (CHESS Trinidad LTD) delivering occupational health and safety management modules for the NEBOSH National General Certificate and Diploma programmes. Mr. Jones recently completed a 5 month attachment with the Technical Services Division of the Newcastle City Council as a Management Systems Officer, assisting with managing the requirements of environmental, quality and health and safety management systems. He also completed a review of the occupational health and safety performance of the Highways and Traffic Signals department of the Council.

Mr Jones is the holder of an MSc (Dist) Environment Health and Safety from the University of Sunderland. He is a graduate member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Leeann Jairamsingh

Ms. Leeann Jairamsingh has over ten years experience in the areas of Health, Safety, and Environmental and Analytical field.

Her work experience includes the development and implementation of HSE Management System in the Construction sector together with service and consultancy type companies. Ms. Jairamsingh held various positions with WBI Construction Services Ltd, Tiger Tanks Trinidad, Kaizen Environmental Services Company Ltd, SM Jaleel Company Ltd and a few other companies.  At present Ms. Jairamsingh lectures Health and Safety at the University of the West Indies (south campus) and does HSE consultancy work.

Ms. Jairamsingh holds a BSc. in Occupational Safety Health & Environment from the University of Greenwich (UK), the UK National Certificate in Health & Safety (NEBOSH), Lead Auditor ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001: 2007 certificates, as well as various Diplomas in Environmental Management, Occupational Safety & Health and Science Technician.

Mark Superville 

Mr. Mark Superville with a combination of over twenty (20) years in the field of Occupational Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) Experience in which, has worked both in the private sector for major international and local companies and in the public sector for ministries of government (Inter-alia Operational, Regulatory, Compliance, Advisory, Lecturing, Training and Consultation) to meet and exceed local Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation, International Standards and Best Practice.

His professional qualifications include a MSc. in Occupational Safety and Health Management from the Loughborough University UK, National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health with Credit, NEBOSH Level 1 Diploma, NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety and NEBOSH General Certificate.

Mr. Superville brings the balance between the regulatory expectations of the country and organisation aspirations of sound systems to ensure health, safety, security and environment for sustainability and longevity of all resources.



Natalie Ramdass 

Strategically qualified with a Masters in Occupational Environment, Safety and Health (with distinction) from the University of the West Indies, Ms Ramdass also possesses a Masters of Business Administration (with distinction) degree from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (UWI). Additionally, she holds a BSc. in Biochemistry and Biology (with first class honours) from the University of the West Indies along with NEBOSH certification.

Ms. Ramdass’ breadth of multi-industry qualifications includes diplomas in Process Plant Technology (formerly PPO) in Chemical Processes and Petroleum Operations from the City and Guilds via the Trinizuela Technical and Vocational College. She also holds qualifications in the field of Total Quality Management which include Certificates in Applied Quality Management and Effective Quality Systems Documentation and Implementation, from the Caribbean Institute for Quality. Certified as a Quality Management Systems Senior/Lead Auditor, she also has certification and skills in project management and strategic teaching.

Ms. Ramdass has successfully designed, implemented, managed and continuously improved HSE Management Systems at various organizations which were STOW certified.  

Nathlee Aleong

Ms. Aleong has 20 years of experience in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) which has made her a firm believer that the effective and efficient implementation of a HSE Management system can have a positive influence on the safety climate and culture within any organisation.

As the HSE Administrator and HSE Coordinator (Ag) of a leading local Oil and Gas Company, she is part of the HSE Management team that strategically and effectively manage the development, implementation, monitoring, measuring and continual improvement of the Company HSE Management Systems. 

Her academic qualifications include an Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree in OHS&E (University of Greenwich), Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management (COSTATT), and a Master of Science in Safety and Risk Management (Heriot-Watt University).

She is also a part time lecturer at Cirpiani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies and School of Higher Education (in association with Heriot-Watt University) for HSE Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science programmes as well as Research Methods.



Nigel Ramlogan 

Mr. Nigel Ramlogan has worked in the Petrochemical and Petrochemical Services Industry over the last twenty years with over fifteen years being full-time in the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality functions.  With the knowledge and experience developed over that time, Mr. Ramlogan has developed HSE Management systems for over a dozen local and international  companies that provide services to the major petrochemical clients in Trinidad & Tobago, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Mr. Ramlogan is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BSc. Degree in Industrial Engineering. He also possesses a MSc. Degree in Safety, Health and Environment from the University of Greenwich. Mr. Ramlogan has also been certified by the American Society for Quality as a Quality Engineer and a Quality Manager. 

Mr. Ramlogan is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago. He is also a trained OSHAS 18001 Lead auditor and has conducted numerous internal audits in many service organizations.

Patrick Jacob 

 

Mr. Patrick Jacob has held managerial and consulting positions in the energy industry for the past twenty-nine (29) years.  He performs annual API Spec Q1 9th Edition and ISO 14000 audits for a leading Oil and Gas Drilling and Well servicing company.

His portfolio also includes “Process Safety Management” (RMEC, Colorado); “Dangerous Cargo and Jetty operations” (Olaf Olsen via NGC) and “Risk Based Thinking” by Delphi Consultants.  His cadre of competence include Lead Assessor for Quality Management Systems since 1993, and trained  IRCA Lead Assessor for ISO 9001:2015 Q.M.S (Quality Management System). He is a trained auditor for OHSAS 18001 HSEMS since 2003.

His academic achievements include a BSc in Pure and Applied Physics (1986) from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland (2006). Patrick’s desire is to apply his skills, knowledge and experience to make a significant difference to the HSE Management Systems of SMEs in the Energy Sector of Trinidad and Tobago.




Rajesh Kandhai



Mr. Rajesh Kandhai has been involved in Health and Safety for more than ten years now. His career has been quite diverse ranging from regulatory; to private oil and gas; educational; as well as international.  Mr. Kandhai has held positions such as Environmental Inspector for the EMA, Operations Environmental Advisor for bpTT; worked on the Shah Deniz Gas project in Azerbaijan and assisted in the emergency response efforts in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Currently he is the HSE Manager at the University of the West Indies.

His passion for HSE is also demonstrated in his commitment to adult education; he was heavily involved in the conduct of community environmental training in Guayaguayare and Mayaro for more than three years and is currently a lecturer for the University of Greenwich BSC and MSC programmes in Occupational Health and Safety.

He considers his core expertise to be Management Systems, Auditing, Environmental Management and Incident Investigations.  He is also an ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 lead auditor. Academically Mr. Kandhai holds a BSC Honours in Zoology and Botany as well as a MSc. in Environmental Management, from the University of the West Indies. Having developed extensive experience in Management Systems, he is now able to effectively bridge the gap between Environmental and Health and Safety management.


Robert Parris

Mr. Parris has over twenty-seven (27) years of professional experience in the practice of safety and health. He has successfully developed, directed and implemented Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems (EHSMS) Environmental, Health and Safety programs for over 20 firms in various industries including, Petroleum and Gas Production, Telecommunications, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Postal Service, Financial and Transportation with staffing levels between 15 and 1200 employees.

He has been a member of a Risk Review Team, responsible for biennial risk audits used for insurance evaluation purposes, a member of a PAHO/WHO directed team that successfully conducted a vulnerability analysis for water supply and sanitation systems and a past member of the Emergency Planning Committee of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Health Authority.

Mr. Parris holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmnment.

Roger Andrews

Mr. Roger Andrews has worked with bp Trinidad and Tobago Limited Liability oil and gas Company (bpTT LLC) for over 28 years and has 13 years working experience as a Production Operator offshore.

His passion and drive for Health, Safety and Environmental management thereafter, allowed him to serve as an HSE Advisor; Control of Work Coach – commonly called CoW, CoW Auditor and CoW Training Specialist for 15 years and 3 months collectively.

He was a member of the design and implementation team for CoW in bpTT LLC and also supervised CoW Training on behalf of bp TT LLC at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Conducting formal CoW Audits, Hazard Identification and Task Based Risk Assessments (HITRA) Workshops and Accident and Incident investigations therein formed an integral part of managing work safely everytime.

Academically, Mr. Roger Andrews possesses a BSc. in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, MSc. in Occupational Hygiene from the University of Greenwich -UK and he has completed the A1 Assessor Certification from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) – UK.  He is also a member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Mr. Andrews experience and qualifications in the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) field coupled with his accommodating character, has made him a genuine occupational HSE professional; with the knowledge that learning is unending and likewise sharing. The huge and committed effort required by the relevant persons to reduce accidents and incidents at all workstations remains his mantra.

 

Shazara Ali Bocas

Shazara Ali Bocas has been working as a health, safety and environmental practitioner for the past 10 years, within the construction, transport, chemical and oil and gas sectors. She currently owns and operates a HSE Consultancy company, providing support to local businesses and is also a Lecturer for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Her experience includes the development and implementation of robust HSE management systems, compliance monitoring, risk management, contractor safety management and an extensive auditing background, including the development and implementation of audit programmes and protocols. In her career, she has always taken a particular interest in due diligence and corporate responsibility.

She holds a MSc. in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment from the University of Greenwich as well as a Double Major BSc. in Biochemistry and Environmental and Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies. To complement these, Mrs. Ali Bocas has completed several professional training courses such as Lead Auditor training in OHSAS 18001:2007 (RABQSA), Total Quality Management, ISO 14001, incident investigation and emergency response.

Shazara is currently a member of two professional organizations.   She is a member of the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and a Graduate Member of the Institutuion of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).  Moving forward with her continuous development, she is currently working toward attaing Chartered member status.   She also serves as an Executive Committee member of IOSH's Caribbean Branch, volunteering her time for the advancement of health and safety in the Caribbean.

Shazmin Tricia Aziz

Ms. Shazmin Tricia Aziz possesses over ten years’ experience in the Health, Safety and Environmental field with a focus on Occupational Hygiene.   As a management level HSEQ professional with her previous employer her responsibilities included the implementation, maintenance and auditing for Occupational Safety and Health, Process Safety, Environmental Management and the development and implementation of Industrial Hygiene Systems and HSEQ Objectives.

Ms. Aziz is a qualified HSE Consultant with SOH Consulting Ltd and an Affiliate Member with the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).    As a consultant her focus is on the preparation of OH&S policies and Risk Assessment Services, Provision of OSH Act Compliance Audits and the Completion of Workplace Exposure Assessments for various organizations within the Energy, Construction and Manufacturing Sector. 

Her qualifications include a MSc. in Occupational Hygiene, BSc. in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment both from the University of Greenwich and an Associate Degree in Environmental Engineering from COSTAATT.  She also completed BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 Certified Lead Auditor Courses.

Sherman Ragbir

Mr. Ragbir has over 12 years in HSEQ encompassing various sectors including construction, oil and gas, marketing and manufacturing, where he held position as HSE Manager, HSEQ Co-ordinator, HSE Advisor and HSE Specialist Trainer.

Locally he has worked for the HCL Group of Companies, OSHES Limited Prestige Management Services Limited and RGIT Montrose. In recent years has work for Petrofac, one of the worlds largest training and consultancy company. There he has undertaken many HSE projects for companies such as bpTT (Control of Work) Atlantic LNG (Safety Village) BGTT HSE Training and hundreds of other companies.

His passion for HSE is evident today with his contribution towards the development of the TTS 621:2007 requirements for Contractors Safety Management System. His biggest challenge to-date was working on the Harweel Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Plant costing over 2 billion US dollars in Oman, Middle East. It is no surprise that he has successfully completed his HSE responsibilities within budget and on time.

Mr. Ragbir holds a BSc in Occupational, Safety, Health and Environment from the University of Greenwich.

Steve David

Mr Steve David is an experienced Environmental, Health Professional with 24 years experience on construction projects for civil, power, and process plants.   He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with a BSc in Safety Engineering from Arizona State University and a MSc in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from Hunter College.  He has experience in design, implementation and management of EHS Programs.  He has conducted employee, supervision and management training in Accident Prevention through Behavior Modification Innovative Techniques and Continuous Improvement Principles.

Mr. David has implemented Zero Accident Programs with great success, achieving notable milestones in EHS performances.   He incorporates Company, Client and Customer's procedures under all regulatory agencies, laws and regulations.  He audits and monitors contractor and subcontractor safety programs and provides guidance where necessary.

Mr David also has experience with Hazardous Materials and has developed and monitored programs for their evaluation and analysis.   Additionally, he has implemented Zero Accidents Program with great success, achieving notable milestones in EHS performances.  He incorporates Company, Client and Customers procedures' under all regulatory agencies, laws and regulations. He audits and monitors contractor and subcontractor safety programs and provides guidance where necessary.


Yandesh Parasramsingh

A graduate of The University of The West Indies, Yandesh Parasramsingh possesses the unique combination of Academic Qualifications, Practical Field Experience in HSE (Oil & Gas, On and Offshore, Process Plant, Water Treatment, Manufacturing  and Support services), Lecturing and Auditing,

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Parasramsingh has worked in diverse companies, acquiring a level of competency and experience that quite effectively complements his HSE Management system implementation and auditing skills.

Yugash Bahadoorsingh

Mr. Yugash Bahadoorsingh is a results focused professional with over a decade of progressive experience in the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) field. Notable experience performing client-facing engagements inclusive of Safety system audits, Physical conditions inspections, Hazard assessments, Training delivery and Program development for Canadian and Trinidadian workplaces.

Having studied and worked in both countries, he brings a unique focus to consulting by promoting EHS as a competitive advantage within corporations across a multitude of sectors – industrial, food &beverage and service in particular. With career experience at multinational organisations like Unilever and governmental agencies (in Ontario), Mr. Bahadoorsingh understands the challenges of both private and public organisations alike.

A graduate of U.W.I. in Trinidad (BSc. Honours in Environmental Management), as well as Western University in Canada (Safety Management), Mr. Bahadoorsingh also holds the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (C.R.S.P.) designation which is the industry standard for the Safety profession in Canada. Mr. Bahadoorsingh is currently in pursuit of the MSc. Safety, Health, Environment at the University of Greenwich, U.K.



Alisha Mohammed



Ms. Alisha Mohammed’s role as General Science, Additional Mathematics and Physics teacher at ASJA Boys’ College in San Fernando indirectly started her career in the HSE field. She later used that experience to conduct training and Toolbox Talks for employees to build their HSE awareness.  From 2007 she held various positions first at API Holdings Company Limited as an HSE Assistant and HSE Coordinator (Ag) and at DAMUS Ltd as an HSE Officer. 

Ms Mohammed is currently an HSE Adviser at the ALNG facility (14001 certified) in Point Fortin.  Her responsibilities include but are not limited to:- ensuring the company meets the requirements outlined in their HSE policy; reviewing and development of policies, procedures, plans, programs and safety manuals; HSE audits of jobs and safe systems of work; developing and conducting training programs for employees and managers; accident investigation; analyzing HSE hazards and selecting controls and searching for ways of continually improving the company’s HSE management system.

Ms Mohammed holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of the West Indies and a BSc Major in Maths and Physics, Minor Environmental Physics from the University of the West Indies.



Farzan Rajab

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Mr. Farzan Rajab has 14 years experience in the field of Health Safety and Environment and has worked in a diverse range of environments which include construction, oil and gas, marine, manufacturing and proves plant.  Mr. Rajab is currently the HSE Manger for the Pres-T-Con Group of Companies a member of the Neal and Massy Group.

He is the holder of a BSc in Occupational, Safety, Health and Environment from the University of Greenwich, a NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health and is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety UK.

Mr. Rajab is also a certified OSHA trainer in Construction, General and Maritime Industry Standards, a certified Mobile Crane Inspector form the Crane Institute of America, and a certified Scaffold Inspector from Safeyy and Access Limited UK.



Gail Montilva



Mrs. Gail Montilva has over seven years experience in the HSE field within the Oil and Gas Industry ranging from Construction Projects to Operating Facilities.  Since 2001, she has worked on key projects in the Oil and Gas Industry within Trinidad including Atlantic LNG Trains 2,3, and 4; Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited and Petrotrin Pointe A Pierre Refinery Gasoline Optimisation Projects.

During the course of her career she has developed some key skill competencies in the development of integrated management systems, auditing, and performance measurement techniques.  Mrs. Montilva is a team player and professional who is passionate about employee training and awareness as well as the planning and successful execution of projects.

For the past five (5) years she has been actively involved in developing HSE Policies and Programs to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.   She has pursued studies at the OSHA Training Institute, Red Rocks Community College USA, the University of the West Indies and the Cirpiani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies.



 
Kenneth Samlal

Mr. Kenneth Samlal is a Mc Gill University graduate and registered Electrical Engineer / HSE Consultant with over 30 years experience in private and public organizations in Trinidad & Tobago, the region and Canada. 

As part of the management team at the National Energy Skills Center for 8 years, Mr. Samlal has been successful in transferring an internationally recognized technician programme from Alberta Industry Training Canada to Trinidad, without compromise of quality and standards.  At present, he is attached to the Training Consultancy Unit at Metal Industries Company Ltd and also a Director of MR K Company Ltd Occupational Safety and Health Trainers & Consultants. 

Under his stewardship, over 250 graduates have successfully completed programmes in HSE at different levels.  His latest drive is auditing of companies that want to become OSHA compliant. He has the distinction of being one of the few City & Guilds External Verifiers for their Engineering and newly implemented Advanced Oil and Gas Programmes.

Mr. Samlal is in good standing with the following bodies: National Safety Council (NSC) USA, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health UK (IOSH), American Society of Quality (ASQ) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) UK; the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago (APETT) and the Board of Engineering (BOE) of Trinidad & Tobago.




Nicole Alexander



Ms. Nicole Alexander has been an Environment Health and Safety (EHS) professional for the past 7 years and believes that the key to achieving “zero incidents” in the workplace is to build an EHS culture of proactive EHS leadership and employee ownership.  Ms. Alexander’s contribution to achieving this goal includes the development of EHS Management Systems, developing and revising EHS policies/procedures, and promoting best practices.  Her work portfolio includes participation in risk assessments and hazard operability studies (HAZOPs); determining areas of latent EHS failures; conducting EHS audits, compliance monitoring and inspections; conducting accident investigation;  and, facilitating business continuity planning and emergency response preparedness. Ms. Alexander’s EHS qualifications and training include OHS Management Systems Auditing for OHSAS 18001, NEBOSH Certification, Environment Health and Safety Leadership, Business Continuity Planning and Management, Incident Investigation, Risk Management and Emergency Response.

She is also an active member of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Committee, the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM) HSE Committee, and the Caribbean Association of Business Continuity Professionals (CABCP), all of which are geared towards building EHS capacity and proactive contributions to the both the industry and wider Trinidad and Tobago.

Ms. Alexander holds a BSc in Geography from the University of London.

Nirmala Parasram

Ms. Nirmala Parasram is currently employed at the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards as the HSE Officer where she participates in the National Technical Committee for the development of Occupational Safety and Health Standards, while simultaneously building an OHSAS 18001 compliant system for the company.

Ms. Parasram has five years extensive experience, four of which were within the energy sector; functioning as HSE Coordinator at Neal and Massy Energy Services Ltd.  She has accumulated a wealth of experience in HSE planning, managing operations at client shut downs; procedure writing, training of staff, managing client’s demands, accident investigations, report writing and risk management.

Ms. Parasram is currently pursuing the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Heath while working towards become a Lead Auditor for OHSAS 18001 system. She also holds the NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health and Certificates in Implementing an OHSAS 18001 Management System and OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor.

Ms. Parasram holds a BSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies.

Perry Bowen


Senior Manager, Health, Safety, Security and Environment at the NESC, Mr. Bowen, a professional and leader in the field of HSE for the last eighteen (18) years is committed to the preservation and protection of the environment and a safe and healthy workplace.

Having successfully ran an OSH consultancy services company which provided training in OSH leadership, risk assessment and accident investigation and led in the implementation of HSE management systems for organizations, Mr. Bowen has worked with a diverse range of companies, gaining valuable HSSE experience and expertise in the fields of manufacturing, oil and gas, security and academia.

The holder of a BSc (Chemistry) from York University, Toronto, Canada and a MSc (Occupational Safety, Health and Environment) from the University of Greenwich, Mr. Bowen also holds certification in Risk Assessment and Management, Industrial Relations, Implementation of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and has also achieved the Advanced Toastmasters Silver public speaking designation, with the internationally recognized, Toastmasters International.

 


Ramkumar Ajodha



Mr. Ramkumar Ajodha is a Petroleum Engineer by profession. He currently holds the position of Senior Executive/ Director of Neal and Massy Energy Resources Limited and has acted in the position of QHSE Manager of Neal and Massy Energy Services Limited and Neal and Massy Insertech Caribbean Limited.

Prior to his employment at Neal and Massy Mr. Ajodha held Senior Managerial positions at Petrotrin’s Exploration and Production Strategic Business Unit.

Mr. Ajodha is a past Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and was a member of the Standards Council of Trinidad and Tobago.Mr Ajodha is a so a trained lead auditor in ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.    


Reesa Sylvester

Mrs. Reesa Sylvester-Gill is a dedicated professional, whose career objective is to develop business acumen and contribute to the protection of people, property and the environment through excellence in HSE management.  She is no stranger to the energy industry or the HSE field, with a keen appreciation of the crucial link between economic viability of the country and the sustainable development of the oil and gas sector in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mrs. Sylvester-Gill has more than 5 yrs experience with a leading petrochemical company in the local energy sector. Her current assignment is client interface between contractors (local and foreign) and her employer, facilitating alignment of HSE performance standards and delivery of HSE requirements for construction projects within an operating plant. A significant part of this is ensuring compliance with occupational health, safety and environmental requirements as mandated by local and international regulations.
 
Her career also includes air quality, effluent treatment, noise pollution, contaminated land and waste management projects, which incorporated environmental compliance and auditing of the management system.
 
Mrs. Sylvester-Gill holds an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Natural Science from the University of the West Indies.
 



Robert Koo



Mr. Robert Koo has been academically involved in Health and Safety since 2001.   He strongly believes that the key to a safe and healthy workplace is through proactive leadership, employee participation and consultation. Mr. Koo is currently employed at the National Energy Skills Center (NESC). He started as a HSSE Supervisor in 2008 and now holds the position of HSSE Coordinator bringing executive responsibility and excellence to the organization. His responsibilities include but are not limited to developing and maintaining the organization’s HSSE management system.  In addition, he has conducted internal audits of the NESC’s management systems in order for the organization to achieve ISO 9001 certification. 

As an OSHA General and Construction Industry Standards trainer, he has ensured that over 200 graduates comprising both trainees and members of staff have successfully completed programmes in HSE at various levels including OSHA General and Construction Industry Standards, Emergency Response, Accident Investigation, Risk Assessment and Job Safety Analysis.  Mr. Koo is an OSHA 18001 Lead Auditor and the holder of an MSc and BSC in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Greenwich.



Samdath Silochan

Mr. Samdath Silochan currently a Safety and Health professional has been academically involved in the study of Occupational Safety and Health since 2004. As a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Safety Council and the Ansa McAl executive HSE committee his experience has flourished gradually in the field of Safety and Health.  

Mr. Silochan previously worked as a Safety Officer II with Damus Ltd, entrusted with the responsibility to stimulate safety and health awareness. He later discovered a more fruitful pasture and was employed as a Safety Technician with Atlantic LNG, and was given the mantle of contractor management, with respect to Atlantic safety rules and procedures.  He is currently employed as an HSE Officer at Carib, entrusted with the authority to foster a positive safety and health culture and to achieve 100% OSH compliance for the organization and its distribution centre.

Mr. Silochan is a dedicated and committed professional, who strives to convince and persuade management leaders of the benefits of an effective safety and health system.

Mr. Silochan holds a BSc in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment from the University of Greenwich and has successfully completed the OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training. 




Shaban Ali



Mr. Shaban Ali is currently the HSE Manager (Ag.) of the Leading Mechanical, Engineering, and Construction Contractor with over 12 years experience in Health and Safety Management development and implementation.

He has worked in a variety of areas ranging from oil/gas processing, chemical plants, refinery upgrades, plant commissioning and construction.

Mr. Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Management from the University of London, a Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health from the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies, a Diploma in Business Management from the San Fernando Technical Institute and is a Certified OSHA 501 Trainer.



Sharmila Maharaj



Ms. Sharmila Maharaj has twenty seven years training and experience in the field of HSSE and has worked locally, regionally and internationally in a broad range of industries.

She has worked extensively as a trainer and lecturer, affiliated with the US National Safety Council, Council for Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservationists and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.  She has been instrumental in initiating, developing, implementing and coordinating various aspects of HSSE programmes in accordance with corporate standards and expectations. She has also worked with key initiatives, groups and teams to ensure strong community and stakeholder partnerships were formed and maintained and regulatory compliance and good governance were achieved which included commenting on proposed regulations and positively influencing change. She has also presented at technical sessions internationally.

Ms. Maharaj currently works as a Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSE) Consultant.



Shazam Edoo



Mr. Shazam Edoo has nine (9) years experience in the areas of Quality, Environment, Health, Safety & Security and has worked in a wide range of industries which include Power Generation, Petrochemical, Construction, Manufacturing, Food, Estate Development and Port & Marine Terminals.  He has been involved in some of Trinidad’s downstream energy development projects and worked alongside contractors from France, Belgium, Denmark and USA.

Mr. Edoo is a part-time lecturer for the internationally accredited NEBOSH National General Certificate and National Diploma courses in Occupational Safety and Health. He has full professional membership at the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), Associate membership at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and Graduate membership at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) which is the world’s largest body for health and safety professionals. 

Since 2009 he has been part of the IOSH Caribbean Branch executive, and in the year 2010 he was elected as the Secretary of the branch. He serves as an active member on numerous Point Lisas Energy Association (PLEA) sub-committees in various capacities, and was also elected as the Vice-President of Trinidad and Tobago Emergency Mutual Aid Scheme (TTEMAS) in 2010.

Mr. Edoo holds two (Level 6) National Diplomas from NEBOSH in the areas of Environmental Management and Occupational Safety & Health. He is currently pursuing Chartered Member status at IOSH together with a Masters Degree in Safety & Risk Management.




Stephen Arneaud 

Mr. Arneaud was a former Senior Safety Inspector at a state-owned company in the oil and gas sector and has over 35 years’ experience in the Industry which includes a distribution, transportation and consumer network. He has facilitated extensively at safety awareness presentations and training exercises, with emphasis on compliance with the OSH Act No.1 of 2004, as amended, throughout the Network, contractors included.

He is a Graduate of the London’s University of Greenwich with a MSc in Occupational Safety and Health and also holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Management from the School of Accounting and Management (SAM). He has extensive knowledge in accident investigation and, is a trained Bomb Search technician.

He has attended a wide range of courses including a Specialised Tanker Safety Training Course – Oil from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) in conjunction with WARSASH Maritime Centre and, a Management of Conflict Workshop from the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

He is an Affiliate Member of IOSH (UK).
 



Tamara Johnson-Pariag



Mrs. Tamara Johnson-Pariag is a highly qualified Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) practitioner with NEBOSH accreditation and over 5 years experience primarily in the energy industry.  Her main area of expertise lies in the development of HSE Management Systems designed to improve business efficiency and performance, promoting positive HSE cultures and ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance.

Mrs. Pariag was previously employed at Tucker Energy Services Limited responsible for the development and implementation of the Group HSE Management System.  She was also the group leader for the company’s HSE Community of Practice and project lead for the implementation of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.

Mrs. Pariag holds the NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma in Health and Safety and the NEBOSH Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management.  She has also completed the OASAS 18001:2007 (OH&S) Certified Lead Auditor and the CIQ and AQE (Certified Internal Quality Auditor) ISO 9001:2000.



Wendell Rattan



Mr. Wendell Rattan’s career began more than eleven years ago in the field of mechanical engineering working as a pilot plant technician at Point Lisas.  Being exposed to risk management at various levels, he quickly became interested in Health and Safety and was one of the first in Trinidad to graduate from COSTAATT with an Associate Degree in OSH.

His experience is quite diverse ranging from manufacturing and construction to oil and gasdrilling and production. Mr. Rattan has worked on Control of Work/Electronic Permit to Work projects for companies such as bpTT, Atlantic and bgtt. In recent years he worked for Petrofac (formerly RGIT Montrose), one of the world’s largest HSE training and consultancy firms. Mr. Rattan has consulted with hundreds of companies and trained thousands of individuals on the local and International arena.

His major challenges to-date include working on the BTC projectin Azerbaijan, Caspian Sea (world’s longest oil and gas pipeline) and the facilitation of the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate pilot program in Aberdeen U.K. and Singapore.



Ms. Parasram holds a BSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies.

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