CRC-Evans Offshore success in achieving its performance targets, maintaining a solid Customer base and winning new business is fundamentally based on our highly trained and motivated management and workforce, their positive attitude, active participation and commitment to a Safe Working Environment that achieves Zero Harm whilst delivering a Quality Service.
We have started a campaign to improve our operations in a breakthrough way to achieve and maintain performance above and beyond both our competitors and our Customers’ expectations by ‘RAISING the BAR’ and reinforcing our main Safety Principle that ‘We are All Responsible for Safety’ through our straightforward formula:
TEAMWORK + FOCUS = WINNING
Going forward, we expect all operations and activities to be carried out taking into account our Safety Principles which are as follows:
We are ALL Responsible for Safety
Our Company Management Systems are built around the principle that Safety is a Line Management Responsibility – put another way, everyone from the Managing Director to our apprentices are responsible for safety. Everyone must continue to ‘Raise the Bar’ to ensure that we never become complaisant where the health, safety and welfare of our people is concerned.
We believe ALL Accidents are Preventable
As a Company we believe that ALL Accidents and Incidents are preventable. To make something safe takes action and requires someone to do something. That something is to recognise what can cause an injury (the hazard) and then take steps to control it in a manner that ensures nobody gets hurt. To create such a workplace we need leadership and leadership is at ALL levels. Will YOU be that someone who takes action to engage and challenge the people you work with?
We will continuously strive to raise the bar and improve our standards – we will never lower them
At CRC-Evans Offshore, we have a very positive safety culture and whilst acknowledging that we sometimes work in areas that have differing cultures from our own, we must be certain to maintain our high standards and never accept anything less.
No activity is so important that we cannot take the time to plan it and carry it out safely
There is nothing that we do both as a Company and as individuals that falls out-with the above principle, so we must ensure that this principle is adhered to no matter what pressures we may come under. How long does it take to plan any activity? It takes as long as it takes, there is no time limit to analyse the task, assess and mitigate the risks. No activity will start until everyone involved in the task understands what is going to happen, what their responsibilities are and all involved agree that it is safe to start.
If in doubt, safety takes priority
Where safety is concerned, for CRC-Evans Offshore, compliance is not enough, it is the bare minimum. Do we really want to be known an organisation that does just the bare minimum where the welfare and health and safety of our people are concerned? Conformance is more than just complying with documented safety and quality procedures; it is about understanding the consequences for yourself, your colleagues and the Company if they are not followed.
Stop any activity where there is a potential safety concern or you are unsure what is happening
If we ensure that our people, our Partners and Customers all understand that CRC-Evans Offshore always make safety the number one priority, having this understanding will provide our people with the confidence to challenge others who either are not following HSEQ procedures or are failing to give proper consideration to health, safety, environmental and quality issues. It will also highlight to our Partners and Customers that our people will have the confidence to challenge them where necessary.
Management of change – Stop the activity and re-assess
As part of our safe systems of work, we have in place standard 'Stop the Job Triggers' which are ‘Any change to the planned activity’ and ‘Any change in personnel’ to ensure that all activities are carried out safely, efficiently and right first time. Any additional 'Triggers' identified at Tool-Box Talks must also lead to stopping the job to to ensure any additional hazards that may occur are assessed, mitigated through suitable control measures and controlled.
As a Company, if we plan, manage and carry out all our activities with the above Safety Principles in mind at all times, we will succeed in Raising the Bar, we will succeed in setting Industry est Practice, and we will be known as an organisation that does much more than the bare minimum to protect the health, safety and welfare of our People, Contractors, Partners and Customers.
This is a cornerstone initiative for CRC-Evans Offshore and every one of our people has full support from us and our 100% backing in implementing these Safety Principles.