Ministry of Manpower Awards Keppel Slew of Safety Awards
The Keppel Group has garnered 18 safety accolades, the largest number for a single entity, at this year's Annual Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards held by the WSH Council and the Ministry of Manpower.
The Group's offshore and marine division was bestowed 14 safety awards for sterling newbuild and conversion projects without incidents while two of its supervisors were singled out for their exemplary safety leadership. The division's specialized shipbuilding unit, Keppel Singmarine, also garnered the Silver Award for Workplace Safety & Health Performance for the third year in a row.
Specifically, Keppel FELS received six awards for its newbuild jackup rig projects: the Maersk Resolute, Maersk Resolve, Ocean Shield, Al Zubarah, Deep Driller 6 and the Wilboss.
Keppel Shipyard secured five awards for the FPSO/FSRU Conversion projects for the FPSO Ningaloo Vision, FPSO Saxi Batuque, FPSO Espirito Santo, FPSO Golar Spirit and the Frontier Phoenix.
Lastly, Keppel Singmarine garnered the Silver Award for its newbuild specialized vessels, Yuri Korchagin, TOBOY and the G1200.
Choo Chiau Beng, CEO of Keppel Corporation, said, "At Keppel, we continue to focus on promoting individual and collective responsibility to ensure workplace safety. We believe that everyone must embrace safety as a way of life.
"We are very encouraged by the Ministry of Manpower's recognition of our sustained efforts. I would like to see more Keppel business units deepen their safety efforts by partnering their stakeholders, including customers and subcontractors, and the WSH Council to ensure that everyone in our workforce goes home safely each and everyday."
In 2008, Keppel launched the 'Safety Starts with Me' initiative with the aim to imbue in every single employee a sense of personal and collective responsibility for safety through various educational schemes and incentives.
During that year, a total of $17.5 million was invested in safety training for the workforce and to improve safety standards of the Group's yards, offices and plants in Singapore. This amount is a 25% increase over $14 million in 2007 and a 70% increase over $10.6 million in 2006. Another $21.4 million was also invested in 2008 to improve safety levels at the Group's overseas operations.
Through its sustained and systematic efforts, the Keppel maintained a low Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) of 0.4 reportable cases for every million man-hours worked in 2008. This was further reduced to 0.36 reportable cases in the first half of 2009 for its Singapore operations.
Taking safety ownership to the next level, Keppel launched the 'Safety Starts with Me -- Together We Care' campaign in early 2009, which reaches out to a wider group comprising the all stakeholders, including the subcontractors. This scheme aims to instill in all parties, the importance of looking out for one another and build up a work-safe environment.
The Workplace Safety & Health Awards (WSHA) is an annual award presented by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), to give recognition to companies or organizations that have performed well in safety and health through the implementation of sound safety and health management systems.
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