Good safety dialogue with Boskalis about DABRAT

Expectations for safety are well balanced on the DABRAT project. Boskalis, the contractor, has presented a confidence-inspiring setup.

Dutch Boskalis has been chartered to carry out parts of the work on the DABRAT project that is planned to extend the life time of Dan B. And with Boskalis it is NINA that sees to it that work is carried out safely.
NINA is an abbreviation of 'No Injuries, No Accidents', and Kenneth Dielemans from HSEQ has visited Boskalis in Holland and looked NINA deep in the eyes prior to the cooperation.
NINA as a concept is in many ways in harmony with what we want with Incident-Free, and we trust the NINA programme 100 %. The philosophy behind it completely matches our expectations, he says. A joint course has been arranged informing about Incident-Free and NINA, and till now 200 colleagues have attended the course. And all divers on the vessels 'Protea' and 'Constructor' who are to carry out the work have signed a 'mission statement': - We have formulated very thoroughly what we are doing, what the objective of the task is and what expectations we have. We have information about a number of incidents, but that is a sign that there is increased attention and a proactive intervention, says Dielemans.


"- NINA as a concept is in many ways in harmony with what we want with Incident-Free."
Kenneth Dielemans, HSEQ

"The combination of NINA and the Maersk Oil Incident-Free program works out very well."
Jan-Willem Ottevanger, SHE-Q Coordinator Boskalis

"Following the successful implementation in our Dredging division from 2010 on, the Dabrat project was the first opportunity for the Business Unit BOSS (Boskalis Offshore Subsea Services) to introduce NINA. We see that the combination of NINA and the Maersk Oil Incident-Free program works out very well.
The combined NINA/Incident Free introduction sessions we did on the project showed that Maersk Oil and Boskalis are on the same track with the implementation of their behavioral programs: both programs lay a strong focus on the softer side of safety and aim for an open, positive atmosphere with regard to safety. And what we also have in common is the interactive way of trainings, which creates maximum involvement of our people.
On the other side we can learn from each other well: changing the safety culture of an organization is not just a matter of giving trainings, it's an ongoing process of communicating, facilitating, listening, learning and improving."
Jan-Willem Ottevanger, SHE-Q Coordinator Boskalis.