3.4.2Health, Safety & Security

Health and Safety

The Company has delivered a solid safety performance this year in all its business activities. Despite the significant organizational change, SBM Offshore was able to hold the safety improvement gains achieved in 2014 as The Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) remained stable (0.22 in 2015 and 2014) while the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) continued to improve compared to last year. Both indicators remained overall better than target.

Key results

Health and Safety improvements were achieved with the following 2015 targets met:

  • The lowest number of injuries and lost work day cases per exposure hours (Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate and Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate) since 2007.
  • The SBM Offshore overall Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) remained identical to last year (0.22) and below the target of 0.27.
  • Operations significantly improved the fleet safety performance, with only one Lost Time Injury recorded in 2015 and the Operations Total Recordable Incident Frequency Rate improved by 38% compared to 2014 (0.5 in 2015 versus 0.81 in 2014).
  • Onshore projects have also improved both Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (0.03 in 2015 compared to 0.04 in 2014) and Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (0.13 in 2015 compared to 0.14 in 2014).
  • The Occupational Illness Frequency Rate (OIFR) remained stable compared to 2014 (0.03 versus 0.02 in 2014).
  • The frequency of incidents with high potential to harm people has been reduced by 22% compared to 2014.

Key achievements

The Company continued to expand its occupational health and safety initiatives by enhancing existing programs and development of new ones including:

  • Maintenance of all safety certifications on marine units and shorebases (OHSAS 18001)
  • The 2015 edition of Life Day on 9 April extended to SBM Offshore joint ventures and included workshops addressing the four pillars of HSSE – Health, Safety, Security, and the Environment
  • Launch of a new Safety leadership program ‘Make the Difference’ to raise awareness and develop competencies of senior management in effective safety leadership
  • Continuation of monthly safety campaigns, with a strong focus on the Life Saving Rules
  • Introduction of a Consequence Management framework
  • Go-live of the HSSE control framework in the new Global Enterprise Management System (GEMS)
  • Improvement in the delivery of HSSE training through an e-learning platform
  • Introduction of a new platform to share HSSE information with all employees worldwide and providing the facility to share and submit safety observations in offices worldwide
  • Introduction of a Travel Management Portal to provide employees all the medical and security information and recommendations before traveling and during their stay
  • Continuation of the improvement actions following the International Sustainability Rating System (ISRS) maturity assessment conducted in 2014

Security Management

Key results

A total of six security related incidents were reported across the entire organization, of which two have been classified as ‘work-related’. None of these incidents resulted in any actual injury or physical harm to SBM Offshore personnel.

Key achievements

  • Security Awareness sessions were included on Life Day
  • Security Awareness training provided in Angola, Singapore, Malaysia, Houston, Brazil, and Monaco
  • Security threat assessment on ‘high risk’ regions are completed before the start of activities or vessel deployments
  • Daily Security reports are issued
  • Daily Threat Analysis is conducted for personnel operating in high risk locations with security alerts issued when applicable
  • Country Security Action Plans were developed for several high risk areas and subjects