25 Apr 2018

Sembcorp Marine Wins Safety Initiative Award at 2018 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia

Singapore, April 25, 2018 – Empowering employees, customers and contractors to take charge of their own safety and of those around them – this simple yet effective strategy underpins a yard safety programme that won Sembcorp Marine the Safety Initiative Award at the 2018 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia this evening.

Sembcorp Marine’s CARE safety programme beat three other entries in the same category to take home the award.

Under the CARE safety programme, all yard employees – irrespective of rank and seniority and without fear of reprisal for disrupting any ongoing work – can exercise a unique ‘Stop-Work’ Authority whenever they come across a potential safety hazard. This authority is also vested in customers and contractors working at Sembcorp Marine yards.

The safety issue observed is recorded into a safety management system and analysed by a dedicated team of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) specialists, with corrective actions implemented and monitored closely to prevent recurrence. The safety management system also generates safety trends from past incidents for further evaluation and benchmarking.

Against key indicators in 2016, the CARE safety programme last year contributed to a significant improvement in Sembcorp Marine’s yard safety performance, including:

  • 61% reduction in Accident Frequency Rate per million man hours;
  • 54% reduction in Accident Severity Rate per million man hours; and
  • 28% reduction in Lost Time Injury Rate per million man hours.

“We are very honoured to receive the 2018 Seatrade Maritime Safety Initiative Award as it recognises the concerted efforts of our employees, customers and contractors towards the Vision Zero incidence goal in our yards,” said Sembcorp Marine President and CEO Wong Weng Sun.

“Maintaining a high workplace safety and health standard is of paramount importance, without which we cannot deliver our best engineering solutions reliably. We share the award with all our stakeholders who have helped strengthen the safety culture at Sembcorp Marine. We are very grateful for their support.” 

The CARE safety programme is now part of Sembcorp Marine’s mandatory HSE induction training for yard employees and resident contractors.

Sembcorp Marine was among 44 finalists competing in 13 award categories at the 2018 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia, held at the Marina Bay Sands.

Winners were chosen by an independent judging panel.


For the PDF version of this announcement, please click here

About Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries, drawing upon more than 50 years of track record. We focus on four key capabilities, namely, Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.

Our customers include major oil companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies as well as owners and operators of floating production units.

We own and operate shipyards strategically located in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

Discover more at www.sembmarine.com.


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