We have two new Safety Champion Awards that we would very much like to share and celebrate.
The first Safety Champion is Manuel Da Costa who works as an A/B on board FS Arendal.
Manuel received this award for his observation and actions taken while the vessel was working alongside an offshore installation carrying out deck cargo ops. The vessel had been discharging several heavy lifts that were being lifted by the platform crane using their main block heavy hook. After discharging the heavy lifts, the crane continued to come down for regular cargo with the heavy hook.
Manuel checked with the bridge and the platform crew and asked them to reconnect the whip line with lighter hook so that the deck crew did not have to continue to handle the main block hook unnecessarily.
Manual handling remains one of the most common causes of injury in our industry and manual handling of heavy objects should be limited or reduced as far as possible. We’d like to commend Manuel for his correct implementation of our stop the job policy and encourage all crew to challenge anything they believe to be unsafe or that causes doubt.
The next Safety Champion award that we would like to celebrate goes to Maciej Wieczorkiewicz. Maciej works as 2nd Officer on board the World Diamond.
Maciej was carrying out some routine maintenance work when he noted one of the gas struts supporting the opening and closing of an emergency escape hatch from the steering gear room was not working as expected. The failed strut made opening the escape hatch very difficult.
Maciej reported the issue to the vessel Safety Officer so that repairs could be carried out. It is vitally important that escape hatches are accessible in the event of an emergency, we’d like to thank Maciej for his observation and encourage all crew to report anything they come across on board that doesn’t seem right, or which causes concern.
We would like to offer our thanks to both Manuel and Maciej for approaching safety on board in a professional and pragmatic manner. Congratulations to both and thank you for your continued work on board.
"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