The HSEQ programme for 2014: More welfare, more training, less CO2 and improved management

Press release   •   Mar 28, 2014 10:00 CET

The HSEQ programme 2014 has identified potential areas for improvements: More of all of it – only not CO2.

In this way, the ambitions for the HSEQ programme 2014 in ESVAGT can be summed up by Health, Safety, Environment and Quality still being the focus areas.

- The HSEQ programme is about giving priority to the activities we want to work on this year, says Jesper Møhring Madsen, HSEQ-Manager:

- In Health, we have chosen to concentrate on an improved working day for our people on board the vessels. We are working on the concept of ’on board well-being’, which among other things is intended to contribute to making the crews feel more appreciated and contribute to better well-being. We will for example continue with the modernization of the group-3 vessels, and we will offer health checks, he says.

In the Safety area, the efforts will concentrate – as always – on the continued development of training, which is the core competence in ESVAGT:

- Among other things we will implement some ship-handling simulations for a group of managers. This is an activity that surpasses the authorities’ demands in this area, but it is one of the places where we think that we can be even stronger. So this will be given a high priority, says Jesper Møhring Madsen. Safety work will be carried out to strengthen the communication structure in operations as well.

Increased quality

The environmental efforts will target a reduction of the CO2 emissions even further:

- We will optimise the operation of the vessels and for example examine if we can find a CO2 saving potential if we operate the vessels in a different way. We will for example look at our choice of paint when docking and continue the transition to LED lighting on more vessels, says Jesper Møhring Madsen.

The activities in the Quality segment are about strengthening the quality of the work being carried out. FRB boat crews will be classified and the procedures for boat handling changed (see elsewhere in ESVAGT-News). And managers will be trained to perform management.

- As it is today in the maritime sector, people become captains based on seniority and not on quality. We want to strengthen our Officers with more management training so that they become even sharper in precisely the competences we need to strengthen them in, says Jesper Møhring Madsen.

ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea, founded on an experienced and well-trained offshore crew and unmatched rescue capabilities.

We support the offshore Oil & Gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: Standby, Emergency Response and Resque Vessels (ERRV), Oil spill response, Firefighting, Tanker assists, Rig moves, Supply services and Interfield transfer of cargo and personnel.

In 2010, ESVAGT brought the dedicated offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) to the market. The SOVs provide accommodation for up to 40 technicians, storage for small turbine parts and a workshop, plus personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either Walk-to-Work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats.

ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and more than 900 employees on- and offshore.