What happens when individuals step up safety during dredging activities?
What happens when individuals step up safety during dredging activities?

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.

Safety Award 2018 Winner: Van Oord Debris Removal Platform

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.

Activities

IADC ‘s activities are all part of an on-going effort to support clients, consultants and others in understanding the fundamental principles of dredging and maritime construction.

Transport of Pipeline Optimisation

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.

Safety Award 2017 - Winner: Jan De Nul Group - Transport of Pipelines Optimisation
Safety Award 2017 Winner: Jan De Nul Group Transport of Pipelines Optimisation

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.

13 Nominations in the Running for IADC’s Safety Award 2017
13 Nominations in the Running for IADC’s Safety Award 2017

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.

CHILD – “Colleagues, Help Injuries to Leave DEME” - IADC 2012 Safety Award
CHILD – “Colleagues, Help Injuries to Leave DEME” – IADC 2012 Safety 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.

“Work Safe” – An Innovative System of Safe Work Practices (IADC 2011 Annual Safety Award)
“Work Safe” – An Innovative System of Safe Work Practices (IADC 2011 Annual Safety Award)

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.