Groundhog Day no. 102,465 of lockdown…
As we enter May, we are able to look back on what will possibly be an April that none of us will be able to forget. Whilst we were able to enjoy sunny, warmer days and watch Spring develop outside, the reality of the COVID-19 situation still plays firm in our day to day lives.
We must continue to celebrate the wins whatever they are, and this month we are happy to celebrate a win for Maciej Komorowski; Chief Officer on board Standard Olympus.
Maciej has been awarded Safety Champion for April due to his pro-active approach to the implementation of the new COGARD system on board Standard Olympus. The COGUARD system is a Security and Safety Watch system which records and monitors the conduct of safety and security rounds, around a vessel or a facility in which it is installed. It's a battery powered wand which records the time at which the user reaches a certain point on the vessel, following them scanning the watch point disc. Watch point discs are spread around the vessel and scanned by the watchmen. The times and records of rounds conducted can then be cross checked on a printout, providing evidence and support that safety and security rounds were conducted effectively.
The plan required all controlled access points to be marked with a COGARD checkpoint and checked during routine security rounds. Maciej identified a risk to personnel when entering the unmanned engine room and an alternative arrangement was provided instead.
As always, it’s so encouraging to see crew taking ownership of new systems rather than just implementing them blindly. Maciej was able to have the foresight to anticipate the potential dangers of a lone AB entering an unmanned engine room and taking steps to prevent this.
Huge congratulations to Maciej for gaining the coveted title and thank you for having the foresight and willingness to implement change. We would also like to thank all crewmembers for their continued contribution to maintaining safety within our company safety culture and hope everyone stays safe and well for May.
"Fletcher's flexible and innovative approach to business and the professionalism of their crew has played an important role in helping us deliver a safe, reliable and cost-effective service to our clients. We look forward to building on this going forward as we continue to seek new and exciting opportunities in an exceptionally competitive marketplace."Oilchart, 2016
“[We would] like to thank you and the rest of the crew on the FS Aberdour for your assistance, positive attitude and total flexibility during the last 5/6 weeks since we started this Project. The communication has been invaluable with all the challenges that have faced us. Thank you very much for your assistance, you’re all a credit to your team on-board the FS Aberdour and also Fletcher Group.”Centrica, June 2017
“It was a pleasure to work with all of you, especially when the project is completed without any operation issue on the fluids / cement / waste management side. It was a great success to complete this.”Perenco, August 2017
“I cannot thank you enough for the work that you have done for us, all credit to you and your crew. I will be passing back some very positive comments. On behalf of both the Standard Princess and her crew and also the Standard Supplier, I appreciate all your help.”Centrica, November 2017
"[We] would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your Team for the level of support that you have given us with both vessels through this campaign. The vessel Masters and crews have been an absolute credit to your organisation and I would look forward to working with Fletcher Group again in the future if this is the manner in which you conduct your business.
I would like to wish you all every success and I am sure that we will work again in the not-too-distant future."Ineos, July 2018
It has been a please working with you! Thank you for your support the past few months and th flexible attitude of your crew. This was much appreciated by our team.Allseas, February 2019