Safety is a top priority for all IADC member companies. To safeguard employees and involved parties, the IADC has established a safety committee that enables its members to share best practices amongst its members.
The members embrace their leading role in improving safety within the industry, both directly through the members and indirectly through the supply chain. When it comes to safety, the members consider themselves partners and not competitors.
The committee shares incidents so that members learn from each other prevent the same mistake happening twice. Accidents are often the impetus to improve procedures and working methods, and analysing them results in a safer working environment. The committee began a discussion on the safety in shipyards. Multiple initiatives to tackle common challenges and formulate solutions have since been taken by individual members and shared amongst committee members.
Each year IADC rewards dredging companies with a Safety Award for outstanding initiatives. There is a separate award for companies in the supply chain. With these awards IADC aims to further stimulate safe working practices and conditions in dredging companies and their suppliers.
- Mr K Huybrechts
- Mr C. Leroy
- Mr T. van de Minkelis
- Mr J. Schoonwater
- IADC Dredging in Figures Committee
- Dredging and Related Organisations
- Financial Institutes & Lending Agencies
- IADC Sustainability Committee
- IADC Indexation Cost Standards Committee
- IADC Legal Committee
- IADC Public Relations Committee
- IADC Registered Plant Committee
- IADC Safety Committee
- United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
It is hard to imagine a time when safety was not deemed important, when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was not used and little was done in the way of prevention. A few decades ago, occupational health and safety was not considered as important for the vast majority of companies. Instead, incidents and emergencies were handled as they occurred, as effectively as possible given the limited technology and resources available. Today, those times have changed. This article explores the progress of health and safety in the dredging industry and QHSSE professionals, Ton van de Minkelis and Christophe Leroy share their experiences in building a proactive safety culture.
IADC’s Safety Committee and Board of Directors awarded the very first Safety Award to a supply chain organisation active in the dredging industry to Keppel FELS. The company was praised by the committee for the results of its safety programme and commitment to safety onsite. Anchored in Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Safety Plus Programme and Singapore's National WSH Vision 2028, Keppel FELS continues to consistently improve and enhance its existing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) management systems.
During marine transfers, it is essential to achieve a maximum level of control. With the bollard step, Jan De Nul has designed a simple solution to enhance safety during transfers of crew and visitors. This innovative idea came from the crew of the multicat DN46 and was picked up during an Operational Control meeting, where an advisory board discusses suggestions that improve the safety and efficiency of the company’s operations. ‘We stimulate all possible innovative ideas within our company’, says Quinten Schaumont, Area QHSSE advisor. ‘At all levels, at all times.’
When individual employees, teams and companies view everyday processes and situations through a continuous lens of safety, they can each contribute to making all aspects of operational processes, whether on water or land, safer. For the 2021 Safety Awards, IADC's Safety Committee received 15 submissions. Each one is assessed on five different categories; sustainability; level of impact on the industry; simplicity in use; effectiveness; and level of innovation.
To promote innovations within the realm of safety within the dredging industry, the International Association of Dredging Companies gives a Safety Award to an exemplary programme, procedure or project each year. Winner Announced at the IADC’s Annual General Meeting, the winner of the Safety Award 2018 is Van Oord’s Debris Removal Platform. Van Oord changed the existing technique of manually removing debris to an automated
Dredging operations are risky business, therefore the dredging industry pays a lot of attention to safety. Launched in 2015, the IADC Safety Award is intended to encourage the development of safety skills on the job, rewarding people and companies demonstrating diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession. Soon to be given for the second time, the Saf
DEME picked up the prestigious IADC Safety Award at IADC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week at Cascais, Portugal. The award is given to honour companies that have shown outstanding achievement in the area of safety. The award was presented by Peter de Ridder, president of IADC to Lieven Durt, director of QHSE-S DEME and Luc Vandenbulcke, managing director of GeoSea. The company was chosen as a winner by the Safety Committee from among
The Safety Committee has chosen eight nominations for the IADC Safety Award. IADC will be announcing one nomination every Monday per week, starting from 25 July, 2016. FIRST NOMINATION The first nomination is for Jan De Nul Australia’s “Fully Automated TSHD Mooring” system. During the dredging and reclamation works of Brisbane Airport Corporation, JDN Aust
To promote innovations within the realm of safety within the dredging industry, the International Association of Dredging Companies gives a Safety Award to an exemplary programme, procedure or project each year. Announced at the IADC’s Annual General Meeting, the winner of the Safety Award 2018 is Van Oord’s Debris Removal Platform. Van Oord changed the existing technique of manually removing debris to an automated system, reducing the risk of personal injury.