March has been a long month. We don’t need to detail the list of challenges we have all faced across not just our industry, but in our own communities, families and across the nation.
When we think about the current situation we are all in and the effects it has on so many aspects of our lives, there is one thing that comes to the forefront of our thoughts; and that is how much we are able to come together as a team. When we do this, we are able to overcome and push through obstacles that stand in our way.
Here at Fletcher, we are trying to operate ‘business as usual’ as much as possible. However there have been obvious challenges with crewing, travel, supplier issues, chartering issues…the list could go on. What has become evident however is that our huge team working both offshore and onshore, are a tough and resilient bunch. We have experienced countless demonstrations of flexibility and teamwork across the fleet that have allowed us as a company to continue working effectively, efficiently and of course; safely.
To highlight one small but valuable lesson in teamwork, we are celebrating Duncan MacIntyre as our Safety Champion for March. Duncan works as a cook on board Standard Viking and during a busy time on board the vessel he asked for assistance from any available crew to attend a store’s delivery which required loading onto the vessel. When only a small number of crew were available to assist, Duncan called a Stop the Job and refused to continue with the task until there were a sufficient number of people on hand to carry out the job safely. Duncan recognised that if he persisted without help, he was putting not just himself but a member of the team at risk to experiencing a manual handling injury.
Working as a team is not only the way to get work completed correctly, efficiently and safely, it also benefits us all in our day to day interactions and mental health, which is most definitely at the forefront of our thoughts at the moment.
We would like to thank Duncan and his crewmembers for their contribution to maintaining safety within our company safety culture, and congratulations on gaining the coveted title of Safety Champion for the month of March.
We would also like to thank all our employees for continuing to work as a team throughout these difficult times, we look forward to bright times ahead.
"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