Dr. Rohitha Rathnaweera (Ph.D., B.Sc.) - Risk Assessment and Contingency Specialist

Area of Expertise:

  • HSE Risk Management framework
  • Hazard Effect Management Process
  • Specialized skills – QRA, FRED, LOPA
  • Emergency Response
  • Safe System of Work
  • Planning and Procedures
  • Performance Management
  • Incident classification with Tripod Beta and Delta, Investigation and Reporting
  • HSE- Audits
  • HSE Management Review

Ph.D. in Business Administration (Strategic Planning), USA 

Post-Graduation Diploma in Technology, India

Specialization in Automotive Engineering, India

Specialization of Land Operations HSE and Risk Management, Shell Excellence center – Netherland.

Graduated in Military Science, Sri Lanka

Member – Institute of Engineers and Technicians UK – Dec 1992

Member – Institute of Road Transport Engineers UK – July 1993

Member – Engineering Council- UK – July 1997

Chartered Member – Charted Institute of Logistics and Road Transport – June 1998

Managing Director, Global Institute of Safety, Security and Technology (Pvt) Ltd. (Feb 2016 to date)

Visiting Lecturer, Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) – Part time

Head of Technical and HSE – Land Operations, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria and African Region (Oct 2008 – Feb 2016)

Corporate HSSE Advisor and Management Team Member, Shell Group of Businesses, Sri Lanka (2001 – 2008)

 Sri Lanka Army, General Staff Officer – Operations – Sri Lanka Army 22nd Brigade and various other positions (May 1983 – Feb 1998)

Safety and Environmental Management system, Fire Risk Management system & Emergency Response Planning of British American Tobacco, Sri Lanka (ongoing) | Fire Risk Management system, Emergency Response Road Safety Management system of Fonterra Brands Lanka (ongoing) | Road Safety Management system of Overseas School of Colombo (ongoing) | Ammonia storage risk and Dispersion Audit, Training on Emergency Response

Ceylon Cold Stores manufacturing facility (ongoing) | FRED – Fire, Radiation, Explosion and Dispersion Audit of JAT Holdings manufacturing facility – Kahathuduwa (ongoing)

Mitigation and Recovery plan for Iriyama incident | Land operation HEMP for Imo River, TUNU, Gbaran, Forcados, Bonny, Warri Facilities | General Safety Audits – LPG and RT Operations of Shell in Singapore, India and Malaysia | Incident investigations of Shell Incidents– Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Malaysia | HSE “Train the Trainer” development programs for Shell – Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore | Developed and implemented equipment maintenance strategy for Shell Africa (2014) | Developed competency requirements and Trained all technical inspectors of Shell Africa on technical integrity maintenance and safety (2014-2015) | Developed and implemented “Pre-mobilization and Inspection procedure” for all equipment and facilities of Shell Nigeria and Gabon (2013-2015) | Developed HEMP and Activity “Bow Ties” required in Risk Management of all Land Based activities for Shell Nigeria | Development of training content on Transport Safety for National Safety Council – USA (2015) | Develop training content and trained VIP drivers of Armored SUV and escorts of Nigerian military and Hazardous Material Transport drivers of Shell Nigeria (2012-2015)

Processes and Procedures Developed and Initiated for “Shell Global Solution”

  • Shell Group Sri Lanka and Nigeria HSE Management System manual
  • Risk assessment and Hazard Effects Management Process for LPG Terminal, Filling plant, Bulk LPG Transport operations, Packed LPG distribution and sales channel
  • Shell Group Sri Lanka functional Health Risk assessment
  • Shell Group Sri Lanka functional Human Factor Engineering assessment
  • Shell Group Sri Lanka Security Risk assessment
  • Minimum Health Management Standard implementation
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