30 Jul 2019

Sembcorp Marine scores 17 wins at Workplace Safety and Health Awards 2019

Strong performance at national WSH event highlights the Group’s commitment to workplace safety and health excellence

Singapore, July 30, 2019 – Sembcorp Marine strengthened its workplace safety and health (WSH) credentials with a total of 17 wins at the WSH Awards 2019 today.

The haul included one WSH Performance Award (Silver) each for Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard and Sembcorp Marine Pandan Yard, 13 SHARP (Safety & Health Award Recognition for Projects) Awards and one WSH Supervisor Award.  

Tuas Boulevard Yard also bagged the prestigious WSH Innovation Award for its Eye Pad Arrangement System (EPAS). This innovation effectively reduces the risk of crush, ergonomic and burn injuries when workers perform overhead welding of eye pads onto fabricated structures.

An eye pad is a metal plate with a projecting loop that provides an attachment point for lifting the structures.  

Besides preventing injuries, the EPAS cuts manpower required for eye pad welding – from four workers previously to just one.

Commenting on Sembcorp Marine’s performance at the WSH Awards this year, President and CEO Mr Wong Weng Sun said: “We are heartened to receive strong recognition yet again for our commitment to improving workplace safety and health continuously. We achieve this through training, innovation development and safety initiatives, but more importantly, by fostering a Safety-First culture at Sembcorp Marine.

“The well-being of everyone visiting or working in our facilities is a top priority for us. Regardless of role, rank or seniority, and whether you are an employee, customer or contractor, we actively encourage everyone to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of those around them. We thank all our stakeholders for supporting our efforts in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. We share our success at the WSH Awards with them.”

Presented by Singapore’s WSH Council with support from the Ministry of Manpower, the annual WSH Awards celebrates local organisations and individuals who have contributed to excellence in workplace safety and health.

Compared to its 17 wins at WSH Awards 2019, Sembcorp Marine received 15 awards at the event last year.


Notes to Editors

Sembcorp Marine’s full list of achievements at the WSH Awards 2019 is as follows:

Workplace Safety and Health Performance Award

Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard 

Silver Award

Sembcorp Marine Pandan Yard

Workplace Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects (SHARP)

In recognition of projects or worksites with good WSH management systems and WSH Performance

Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard

·     FSO Ailsa

·     Benchamas Explorer

·     Deepwater Titan

·     JE3T

·     Johan Castberg Hull

·     Noble Clyde Boudreaux

·     Pyrenees Venture

·     Shell Vito

·     Sleipnir

·     Transocean Norge

Sembcorp Marine Pandan Yard

·     Borr Drilling – Gyme

·     Borr Drilling – Natt

·     Borr Drilling – Groa

WSH Innovation Award

Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard 

Team Awesome –  Eye Pad Arrangement

System (EPAS)

WSH Supervisor Award

In recognition of supervisors who take care of workers under their charge by improving the safety and health performance in their workplaces

Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard

Mr. Andy Lai Yew Chiong

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WSH Awards 2019 – Representatives of Sembcorp Marine winning teams

A Sembcorp Marine worker operating the Eye Pad Arrangement System (EPAS), which elevates eye pads safely for welding onto fabricated structures. Previously, up to four workers were required to perform the welding task, as the eye pad had to be manually lifted and supported during the welding. With the EPAS, one worker can now complete the task on his own.

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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. Our customers include major energy companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies as well as owners and operators of floating production units. We focus on four key capabilities, namely: Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.

We operate shipyards and other facilities strategically located in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway and Brazil.

Discover more at www.sembmarine.com.


For more information, contact:
Mr Lin Daoyi
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel No: +65 6971 7040
Email: daoyi.lin@sembmarine.com