By viewing routine processes and situations through a continuous lens of safety, individuals can help make operational processes on water or land safer. Eight solutions nominated for IADC’s Safety Award demonstrate the benefit of this approach.
To promote innovations within the realm of safety within the dredging industry, the International Association of Dredging Companies gives a Safety Award to an exemplary programme, procedure or project each year. Announced at the IADC’s Annual General Meeting, the winner of the Safety Award 2018 is Van Oord’s Debris Removal Platform. Van Oord changed the existing technique of manually removing debris to an automated system, reducing the risk of personal injury.
Formulated by employees of Jan De Nul Group, the solution which won the Safety Award 2017 upgraded each facet of the pipeline transportation process, including from the activities performed in storage facilities as well as while travelling to faraway project locations.
To encourage the awareness of safety within the dredging industry, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) presents an annual award to an exemplary programme or project which advances the application of safety throughout the dredging industry’s activities.
Safety is the number one priority during dredging operations and IADC’s Safety Award aims to promote awareness through innovation. Thirteen nominations are in the running to receive the 2017 Award.
Hard lessons at a project led to a huge shift in safety awareness, where 4000 employees learnt that each person must take responsibility, not only for themselves, but also for their colleagues.
Employees lead the way in safety awareness and in finding practical tools for use “right here and right now” resulting in greater overall on-the-job safety.