Keppel comes out tops at WSH Awards 2015

29-July-2015
Keppel comes out tops at WSH Awards 2015


Keppel Group has clinched 35 awards at this year's Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards, organised by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore. It is the highest number of awards won by a single organisation this year.

Of the 35 awards, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) bagged 31 awards under the Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects (SHARP) category for its exemplary safety performance as well as good safety and health management systems.

Keppel Shipyard also clinched the WSH Innovation Award with the Coupler Repair Workbench. The winning project team developed a jig to help to lock the coupler in place, thus reducing physical contact that workers have with the coupler and impact wrench, thereby minimising risks of injury.

In addition, Mr Ayyaperumal Tamizharasan, 46, from Keppel Singmarine, was conferred the Supervisor Award for his exemplary performance in taking care of workers under his charge by improving the safety and health levels at the workplace.

For their strong WSH management systems, Keppel DHCS and Keppel Singmarine garnered the WSH Performance (Silver) Awards. This is the fifth consecutive year that Keppel DHCS, a subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure, has clinched this award for its district cooling systems (DCS) plant operations and Engineering, Procurement and Construction project to provide DCS services to MediaCorp's new campus at Mediapolis@one-north.

Mr R K Jaggi, General Manager, Group Health, Safety and Environment, Keppel Corporation, said, "At Keppel, safety is not only a top priority but more importantly a core value. Across all levels of the Company, we instil the mindset that safety is everyone's business and encourage everyone to look out for one another. Through various platforms such as training programmes, leadership courses, promotion of safety innovation, workshops, campaigns as well as feedback platforms, we strive to inculcate a robust safety culture at Keppel's yards, projects, plants, warehouses and construction sites in Singapore and overseas.

"We are very encouraged by the WSHC's recognition of our sustained safety efforts, which spurs us to continue to push forward in our quest for an incident-free workplace. Beyond awards and recognition from the industry, our greatest reward is seeing everyone return home safely at the end of every work day."

The WSH Awards is an annual awards ceremony organised by WSHC and supported by MOM to recognise organisations that have displayed excellent safety and health performance through the implementation of sound safety and health management systems.

The Keppel Group has participated in the WSH Awards since it began in 2006. Other than the 35 awards garnered this year, the Group won 39 last year, the highest number of awards ever received by a single organisation, and 32 in 2013.

Keppel's safety efforts are guided by the Keppel WSH Strategy 2018 introduced in 2010, in line with the WSH 2018 Strategy adopted by WSHC and MOM. The Group strives to strengthen its safety culture by focusing on four key aspects across its global operations, namely: having an integrated WSH framework, implementing an effective management system, promoting safety ownership and enhancing partnerships across its operations through various initiatives.


Keppel's WSH Awards in 2015

WSH SHARP AWARDS

KEPPEL FELS
• B354 Cantarell I
• B355 Cantarell II
• B356 Cantarell III
• B357 Cantarell IV
• B358 TS Topaz
• B359 ENSCO 110
• B360 Paraiso I
• B361 Paraiso II
• B363 PV Drilling VI
• B348 Floatel Endurance
• B351 ARABDRILL 70
• B364 Transocean Cassiopeia
• B347 Maersk Integrator
• B346 ENSCO 122
• B349 YUNUEN
• R373 ENSCO 5006
• R383 HAKURYU-5
• R388 Polar Pioneer

KEPPEL SHIPYARD
• FPSO Armada Kraken
• Armada Olombendo FPSO
• NINGALOO VISION
• FPSO Turritella
• Ratu Nusantara
• Tullow T.E.N External Turret
• Turritella Turret
• Gaza FSO (SLOUG REPLACEMENT) Project (Turret Fabrication)
• FPSO Bertam
• ARMADA STERLING II

KEPPEL SINGMARINE
• H386 - Khankendi
• DLV 2000
• Bhagwan Dryden

WSH PERFORMANCE (SILVER) AWARDS

• KEPPEL SINGMARINE
• KEPPEL DHCS

WSH INNOVATION AWARDS

KEPPEL SHIPYARD
• Coupler Repair Workbench

WSH AWARDS FOR SUPERVISORS

KEPPEL SINGMARINE
• Ayyaperumal Tamizharasan


About Keppel Group

With a global footprint in over 30 countries, Keppel Corporation leverages its international network, resources and talents to grow its key businesses. It aims to be a global company at the forefront of its chosen industries, shaping the future for the benefit of all its stakeholders - Sustaining Growth, Empowering Lives and Nurturing Communities.

The Keppel Group of Companies includes Keppel Offshore & Marine, Keppel Land, Keppel Infrastructure and Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T), among others.

Keppel Offshore & Marine is the leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion and specialised shipbuilding. Its Near Market, Near Customer strategy is bolstered by a global network of 20 yards and offices in the Asia Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, the Caspian Sea, Middle East and the North Sea regions.

Keppel Land contributes to changing cityscapes across Asia as a choice developer with a sterling portfolio of award-winning residential developments, integrated townships and investment-grade commercial properties. Reputed for its quality and innovation hallmark, Keppel Land is committed to develop properties that harmonise with the urban and natural landscape for desirable live-work-play environments and with enduring value for the community.

Keppel Infrastructure drives the Group's strategy to invest in, own and operate competitive energy and related infrastructure. Keppel Infrastructure, while tapping the expertise and technology of its engineering business, will continue to grow its integrated power and gas business, as well as its environmental and energy efficiency businesses.

Keppel T&T is a leading service provider in the Asia-Pacific and Europe with businesses in logistics and data centres. Its logistics division offers one-stop, integrated logistics solutions to help clients manage their entire supply chain, while the data centre division owns, acquires, develops and manages high-availability data centre facilities.

 

 


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Elizabeth Widjaja
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Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: 6413 6420 / 9277 6401
Email: elizabeth.widjaja@kepcorp.com
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Ivana Chua
Senior Manager
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6436
Email: ivana.chua@kepcorp.com

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