IADC SAFETY AWARD
The IADC Safety Award is intended to encourage the development of safety skills on the job and to reward people and companies demonstrating diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession. The award is a recognition of the exceptional safety performance demonstrated by a particular project, product, ship, team or employees.
WHY IS SAFETY IMPORTANT?
The dredging industry poses many risks for its employees. Dredging activities can be risky operations with hidden dangers lurking amongst heavy machinery. Safety is always a top priority and it is not a one-time effort. Constant vigilance requires innovation.
ADVANCING THE INDUSTRY
IADC is committed to promoting safety in the industry. A representative of contractors in the dredging industry, the global organisation encourages its more than 100 main and associated members – as well as non-members – to establish common standards and a high level of conduct in their worldwide operations.
Dredging activities can be risky operations with hidden dangers amongst heavy machinery. In response, the dredging industry proactively maintains a high level of safety standards. The IADC’s members are committed to safeguarding their employees, continuously improving to guarantee a safe and healthy work environment and reducing the number of industry accidents and incidents to zero.
In 2013, IADC established a Safety Committee comprised of QHSE experts from its member companies to encourage the implementation of safety standards as well as enable the sharing of these practices amongst its members. The Safety Committee is committed to reducing the number of accidents and incidents in the industry, and as a result developed a “Charter of Best Practices” and annual Safety Award.
RECOGNISING ADVANCERS OF SAFETY
The IADC conceived its IADC Safety Award to encourage the development of safety skills on the job as well as heighten safety awareness and to reward individuals and companies demonstrating special diligence in safety awareness while performing their profession, ultimately making working environments safer.
The IADC’s Safety Committee and Board of Directors will select the winner from the submitted nominations based on the criteria set forth in the guidelines for submission.
Board of Directors
- Mr Frank Verhoeven / IADC President
- Mr Akihiko Togo / IADC Vice President / Penta-Ocean Construction Co., LTD.
- Mrs Els. Verbraecken / IADC Treasurer / DEME NV
- Mr Theo Baartmans / Royal Boskalis Westminster NV
- Mr Pierre Catteau / Societá Italiani Dragaggi SpA
- Mr Neil Haworth / Boskalis International (S) Pte Ltd
- Mr Paul Verheul / Van Oord
- Mrs Mieke Fordeyn / Jan De Nul NV
The first nomination is We Are ITA by Jan De Nul Group.
The next nomination is DynaCover by Damen Dredging Equipment.
The next nomination is Safe on stairs – Use handrails by DEME.
The next nomination is Square tires as fenders by Boskalis.
The next nomination is Critical Operations ‘Lock Out, Tag Out’ (LOTO) by Jan De Nul Group.
The next nomination is Debris Removal Platform by Van Oord.
The next nomination is Mooring ropes handles by DEME Group.
The final nomination is Wireless Broadband Mesh by Jan De Nul Group.
And the Safety Award 2018 goes to….Van Oord for the Debris Removal Platform!
INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES FOR THE IADC SAFETY AWARD
The IADC Safety Award is intended to encourage the development of safety skills on the job and to reward people and companies demonstrating diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession.
The Award will recognise the exceptional safety performance of a particular project, product, ship, team or employees.
The Award is not only open to all IADC members but also to any other companies active in the dredging industry. There is no limitation to the number of nominations that can be submitted by any one company.
- Mr Karel Huybrechts / DEME
- Mrs Joke Vavier / Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.
- Mr René Kolman / IADC
- Mr Christophe Leroy / Jan De Nul
Mr Ton van de Minkelis / Van Oord
In addition to receiving a bronze statue, the winner then presents its safety innovation in an article in Terra et Aqua.
PAST WINNERS AND NOMINATIONS
See the complete list of past winners and nominations of the IADC Safety Award:
Winner IADC Safety Award 2017
Transport of Pipelines Optimisation by Jan De Nul Group is the winner of IADC’s Safety Award 2017. Jan De Nul Group optimised and enhanced the handling and transport of dredge pipes by combining three techniques.
Winner IADC Safety Award 2016
DEME won for its “Enhanced muster station” initiative. The muster station on board of jack-up vessel Neptune, which is deployed by GeoSea, was enhanced by painting numbered circles on deck.