The Safety Theme on board our Vessels for the month of February was “Take 2”; an initiative which has become a vital tool that has been implemented across our fleet to ensure the health and wellbeing of our crew. This tool ensures the health and wellbeing of our workforce as it requires crew to take time and think through the hazards and risks involved in a work task, and to engage the mind before actioning.
Safety and Hazard Awareness is critical to conducting safe operations. Experience, knowledge, training and competency all influence our safety awareness. But stress, high workload or outside of work influences will distract us and then, there are times when our brain is simply just not on the job. All our crew strive to maintain a safe working environment on board and whilst the Take 2 initiative is all about stopping and taking a moment to evaluate a situation, there are also instances where crew are expected to respond and act swiftly and safely to an immediate issue.
February’s Safety Champion Award is therefore being awarded to two AB’s from on board FS Balmoral: Joao Salguero and Americo Lazero. Both Joao and Americo acted as a team to prevent a potential pollution spill during a fuel and pot water transfer at an offshore installation.
During the activity, while recovering the pot water hose, the connection snagged on the adjacent fuel manifold and ruptured the connection. Without prompting, the deck crew immediately called a ‘Stop Stop Stop’ and began containing the spill on deck with the SMPEP equipment available nearby. The OOW pressed the emergency stop and the spill was successfully contained onboard thanks to the prompt action of the deck crew.
We would like to thank both crew members for their quick thinking and actions which ultimately contributed to maintaining safety on board as well as within our company safety culture and the protection of the environment. Congratulations Americo & Joao on your title as Safety Champion!
"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