Onshore (Office) Health and Safety Performance

  • There have been no LTIs since June 2018.
  • Good progress made on the 2018 “’Zero Harm’ Must Win Battle”, business understanding and measurement of office safety metrics. A review took place to ensure best practice safety drivers were identified for increased visibility of onshore safety performance and there is a standard global way to report onshore safety activities.
  • An onshore Zero Harm programme was developed to increase onshore employee awareness of the safety message and enhance the safety culture that aligns with the offshore Green-Jakobsen project (currently managed by Fleet Management).
  • The programme includes the development of a CNCo Zero Harm framework, which includes additional Safety, Security and Wellness concepts. This allows employees to link mental health and general health, wellbeing and security risks on a more personal level to increase engagement on the topic.
  • The Onshore Safety Programme is supported by the development of a Winning with Onshore Safety handbook (aligned to the Green-Jakobsen concepts); supporting materials for further communication including posters and a trivia game.
  • A Global Onshore Safety, Security and Wellness Policy and globally standardised onshore safety forms, templates and checklists were developed to share across the business. This allows a common language and approach to managing onshore safety by the Human Resource (HR) team and employees within the local offices.
  • The programme also provides a revised on-line reporting process and newly developed tools that will allow HR to consolidate incidents globally in real-time and accurately report the identified metrics on a monthly basis.
  • Key onshore safety metrics, aligned to offshore and operations metrics, include: Fatalities, Lost Time Injuries, Restricted Work Cases, Medical Treatment Cases, Near Miss Reports, Road Traffic Accidents, Security Breaches, and onshore safety, security and wellness program activities undertaken.
  • The above programme’s details and materials were shared with the regional Safety Committees for the development of a coordinated global and local launch to all employees the week of 19th November 2018 – nominated as CNCo’s onshore global ‘Health and Safety Week’.
  • The revised global reporting tool and structure commenced 1st January 2019.
  • Various safety, security and wellness activities continue to be delivered globally including:
    - American Samoa – set up of local onshore safety procedures;
    - Australia – ergonomic assessments; employee massages; review of the Zero Harm framework;
    - Canada – new office set up of Safety committee, first aiders, fire wardens, safety inductions, and evacuation and earthquake procedures;
    - China – refreshed Welfare committee, fitness competitions, blood donations, safety inspections completed, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) purchasing (shoes), safety training on board vessels;
    - Fiji – weekly walks, touch rugby, soccer, volleyball games, fun runs;
    - New Zealand – anti-harassment training (for seafarers), employee events, fundraisers;
    - PNG – secure employee drop offs after 8pm, research on security training providers for induction programmes, office fire extinguisher inspections, review of employee’s medical cover;
    - Singapore – Fire safety / AED / First aid training, social events;
    - UK; London and Wells-next-the-Sea – safety audits and updated policies.

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An onshore Zero Harm programme was developed to increase onshore employee awareness of the safety message and enhance the safety culture that aligns with the offshore Green-Jakobsen project.

Winning with Onshore Safety

CNCo has been in business for more than 140 years. We pride ourselves on setting the highest safety standards whereby all our people behave safely, always and naturally.

The good work produced by Ship Management and the Green-Jakobson team to improve our safety culture on the vessels and around our ports has been reviewed and aligned for the office environment to provide a consistent platform in how we talk about and behave in relation to safety.

One of the key takeaways from the upcoming onshore program is that the safety, security and health of our people is not restricted to just the physical working environment. We can apply the same principles that will be introduced to include our social, intellectual, emotional, financial and health wellbeing in the workplace and/or at home.

The global onshore safety team have been working hard to standardise safety tools, templates and information to clarify expectations on how we can best develop, manage and improve our safety culture across our offices. The local HR teams and safety committees will have to see how to localise these tools to embed our safety culture across the business.