We are pleased to announce that the winner of October’s Safety Champion is Seumas Fraser, Chief Officer on board FS Balmoral.
The award is given for his actions during an event involving wet bulk waste. Prior to commencing discharge of the grey water in port, Seumas held a toolbox talk with the deck crew and, in anticipation of a strong odour from the waste water, instructed the deck crew to wear respirator masks and personal gas monitors as a precaution.
Once on deck the crew proceeded to lift the tank lid when their personal gas meters sounded, indicating high H2S levels. The alarm was raised, and the crew mustered inside the accommodation. Following consultation, the cargo was successfully discharged with the help of vessel crew in SCBA & the tank was cleaned by a 3rd party.
Seumas actions and prompting of the use of personal gas meters went above and beyond, and very likely prevented a potential incident. The incident also prompted a review & updating of company procedures. Congratulations Seumas, not only do you receive the coveted title of Safety Champion, but you are the first of our winners to receive one of our new Fletcher bump caps.
Once again thank you to everyone who submitted a valued Safety Observation Card and thank you to Seumas for his contribution to our company safety culture.
"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