Safety is a core value in Prosafe. We look upon the objective of zero incidents as a goal to work towards and a way of thinking. We are committed to working actively to avoid injuries and accidents.
Systematic preventive health, safety and environment work is a line management responsibility in Prosafe. Involvement by management and SBM, strong leadership and commitment, and close cooperation with the organisation onshore and offshore, including employee representatives and safety delegates, are key factors in achieving our goal of operating without accidents. It is about visibility, walking the talk and caring about each other and the values we manage on behalf of our owners and clients.
We continually look ahead and focus on the implementation of preventive measures and initiatives to further strengthen our safety culture. We encourage our employees to identify and assist in the development of new systems and procedures which deliver improved safety results.
In 2019, Prosafe recorded zero incidents classified as a Lost Time Injury (LTI), which means the employee was absent from the next work shift because of the injury. This is a good performance in direct comparison to 2018 and a reflection of the effectiveness of the robust induction and vessel familiarisation of agency crew undertaken by Shipboard Management.
The LTI frequency is calculated by multiplying the number of LTIs by 1 million and dividing this by the total number of man-hours worked. In 2019, the LTI frequency was 0 as compared to 0.85 in 2018.
All injuries and serious incidents are unacceptable to Prosafe. Where such events occur, we ensure that suitably resourced investigations are undertaken to identify root causes and introduce risk-reducing measures aimed at preventing recurrence. The findings of these investigations are conveyed to the rest of the organisation to ensure a transfer of experience. These are important measures for reaching the company’s goal of zero injuries and incidents.
Continuously supporting safety awareness
Prosafe continues to promote and support a zero mindset with our employees and sub-contractors. In order to achieve this, a number of activities and management tools are facilitated:
- Executive Management Town Hall briefings
- Senior Management Direction and Action Summits
- Major Accident Hazard Awareness familiarisation
- Employee engagement
- Empowerment to all personnel to ‘Stop a Job’ where HSE concerns are observed
- Safety inductions for all personnel visiting our vessels
- Best practices are actively adopted by all personnel supported through Prosafe Principles and Site Safety Standards
- Active worksite monitoring, HSSE tours, accommodation and food hygiene inspections, risk assessments and permit to work monitoring are conducted to ensure that safe working practices are in place and remain effective. Safety observation and Intervention feedback cards to provide both positive and negative feedback to the organisation on our behaviours, worksite conditions and working practices
Preventive work is important, and the various improvement efforts continue to strengthen the organisation’s culture and form part of Prosafe’s continual improvement programs;
- Continued engagement with end users on the simplification of the current Integrated Management System whilst maintaining demonstrable compliance;
- Introduction of new structure and approach to vessel documentation including Fleet Manuals delivering better continuity within the Fleet;
- Simplification of the DCR Management and Reporting processes and procedures
- Introduction of online ShipBoard Reporting (SBR) system to whole Fleet. Further development continues with the aim to reduce administraton requirements of the end users and vessel crews Progress towards MPA approval to utilise SBR system as an approved electronic daily engine and deck log;
- Expansion and further development of SBR in tracking departmental and organisation Risks and Opportunities
- Increased awareness of ESG and introduction of quarterly reports
- Review of the Emergency Response and Duty Management Group organisation has resulted in improved measures for Relative Response management and Emergency Response Notification and Mobilisation
A number of Working Environment and Major Accident Hazard Workshops have been undertaken with marine crew personnel. By bringing people together, we share resources and best practices and develop stronger relationships to the benefit of the company as a whole. By continuously instilling safety awareness, we will achieve a real and lasting shift in mindset that will result in improved safety performance.