It's once again time to announce Safety Champion of the month for the fleet. Our Health and Safety team are always delighted with the number of Safety Observation cards they receive each month, especially when they arrive on behalf of someone who have been seen by their crew mates to have done an exceptional job maintaining and continuing our on-board safety culture.
This month, our Safety Champion was put forward by the Master on board the Standard Provider. Jose Reis; an AB on board the vessel, was preparing the gangway for use upon docking when he was approached by a person on the quayside requesting to 'hop on' before the gangway was deployed. Mr Reis quite rightly refused access and continued to safely rig the gangway before allowing the person on board and reporting the event to the Master.
By refusing unsafe access, Mr Reis insists he was only doing his job. However, had he not followed correct procedure and given permission to board in an unsafe manner, it may have resulted in an incident or injury, as well as reflecting poorly on the vessels' safety culture and ship staff.
It is therefore our great pleasure to wish Mr Reis huge congratulations for his new title: Safety Champion of the Month! A very well-deserved win and we hope Jose enjoys his title and prize.
As always, our team appreciated all the suggestions that they receive, and we look forward to receiving next month's cards!
"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