Marine Services Division

The Marine Services Division comprises the Singapore-based Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) group, which operates offshore support vessels servicing the energy industry in every major offshore production and exploration outside the USA, and a 50% interest in Hongkong United Dockyards (HUD), which provides engineering, harbour towage and salvage services in Hong Kong.

 

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
HEALTH & SAFETY
85%
SPO group:
Lost day rate reduction in 2016 compared with 2015
HEALTH & SAFETY
14%
HUD group:
Lost day rate reduction in 2016 compared with 2015
HEALTH & SAFETY
46%
SPO group:
Lost time injury rate reduction in 2016 compared with 2015
HEALTH & SAFETY
18%
HUD group:
Lost time injury rate reduction in 2016 compared with 2015
ENERGY
6%
SPO group:
Reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions by weight (thousand tonnes CO2e) in 2016 compared with 2015
ENERGY
5%
HUD group:
Reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions by weight (thousand tonnes CO2e) in 2016 compared with 2015
COMMUNITY
HK$4.3M
SPO group:
Donated to good causes in 2016

Group Level Material Topics

Performance in relation to the material topic which is highly significant at a group level is shown below:


 

LTIR is the number of injuries per 100 full-time equivalent employees. LDR is the number of work days lost to injuries per 100 full-time equivalent employees. The LTIR at SPO decreased to 0.07 in 2016 from 0.13 in 2015. This represents a 46% decrease from 2015 and a cumulative 56% decrease over the past 5 years. The LDR at SPO decreased by 85% in 2016. The LTIR and LDR at HUD decreased by 18% and 14% respectively in 2016. Employees behaved more safely and rehabilitation programmes have been improved.

SPO's motto is doing "difficult jobs, in difficult places, safely". Its health and safety policies, procedures and training are regularly reviewed and updated. In 2016, SPO initiated a Health, Safety and Environmental improvement plan with a view to simplifying procedures and aligning and improving training. HSE policies were endorsed by the managing director of SPO.

SPO has a policy of zero tolerance to drug and alcohol abuse in the work place. Its safety policy includes the following statement. "It is the right, obligation, authority and responsibility of ALL employees and contractors, irrespective of position, seniority or discipline, to STOP work which they consider to be unsafe and that the company will fully support the decision to STOP Work".

SPO has quarterly safety campaigns, in which lessons learnt from experience are disseminated.

Safety Training

SPO provides safety training at the Swire Marine Training Centre. In 2016, deepwater anchor handling and practical ship management training courses were introduced. Training captains provide additional coaching, mentoring and support on board ship.

Senior SPO and HUD managers attended Kelvin TOP-SET incident investigation courses. The indicators below are used to provide a framework for planning and analysing the investigation of an incident, reporting its outcome and making recommendations. Direct and latent causes are identified with a view to preventing recurrence. Members of staff have been trained to conduct future courses.

T-Technology

O-Organisation

P-People

S-Similar Events

E-Environment

T-Time

This step-by-step process provides a systematic investigation structure for planning, investigating, analysis, creation of recommendations and reporting. The key management members in HUD and in SPO were trained as senior investigators by dedicated trainers. Both companies have also developed their own tutors for internally conveying subsequent one-day investigator course. The process instructs on a thorough incident investigation and root cause analysis of incidents so that both direct and latent causes can be addressed to prevent recurrence.

More information on sustainability matters related to the Marine Services Division can be found in other sections of this report and in the individual companies’ sustainable development reports, which can be found here.


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