Statoil Holds 100th Safety Workshop

Last week Statoil held the 100th workshop of its comprehensive safe behaviour programme. So far, 23,500 Statoil employees and contractor staff have participated.

Around 250 participants from the Manufacturing & Marketing business area attended the workshop in Stavanger on 9 and 10 February.

"The safe behaviour programme has contributed significantly to the positive development we now see in Statoil within health, safety and the environment (HSE)," says Nina Udnes Tronstad, executive vice president for HSE.

The project was launched in 2003, with the aim of improving the safety behaviour and culture in Statoil and in supplier companies. The programme starts with a two-day workshop and is followed up over several years in the various entities.

"Good safety results require systematic and hard work every day," says Ms Udnes Tronstad, who is pleased with the positive trend of a number of safety indicators.

However, she emphasises that the safety work must continue with full vigour to reach the goal of ensuring that the daily lives of all Statoil personnel are injury-free.

Statoil's safe behaviour programme has contributed to safer behaviour, according to a survey conducted by Stavanger's Rogaland Research foundation. The survey shows that 50 per cent of the participants have become more safety-conscious. As many as 90 per cent of the people asked find their superiors more safety-conscious.

The programme is a long-term effort. In 2006 there will be 36 workshops.

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