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IADC is now seeking nominations for the annual IADC Safety Awards. For several years, the award was granted to safety innovations made for the dredging industry. As of this year, two safety awards will be given: one to a dredging organisation and a second to a supply chain organisation active in the dredging or offshore industry. This concerns subcontractors and suppliers of goods and services. Nominations for both awards can be submitted until 31 May 2021.
‘As IADC, we realise that suppliers of dredging contractors play an important role in increasing safety by offering innovative solutions with the help of the latest technical developments,’ says René Kolman, Secretary General of IADC. ‘Our Safety Awards are 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 awards will continue to recognise the exceptional safety performance of a particular project, product, ship, team or employee.’
A risky reality
Dredging operations are risky. The dredging industry pays a lot of attention to safety. It maintains a level of safety in line with the offshore oil and gas sectors. IADC and its members are committed to safeguarding their employees, and to pursuing improvements in guaranteeing a safe and healthy work environment.