Chair of the Workforce Involvement Group (WIG), Fraser Easton, accompanied by OSD Inspector Katie McCabe, Co-ordinator of HSE’s SI971 Inspection Programme visited the Kittiwake Installation on 4th and 5th October 2010, to see first hand some of the workforce led safety initiatives being undertaken there.
They were welcomed onto the Installation by Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Frank Cairney and hosted during their stay by Safety Representatives’ Willie Watt, Scott Sutherland and Bob Niven.
“The way the workforce have taken ownership of safety meetings and action tracking, along with a practical focus on major accident hazards during safety inspections was particularly impressive”, said Fraser (see Willie Watt’s presentation at WIG Event Inverurie, 30th November 2010)
“As Co-ordinator of the SI971 Programme it was really useful to exchange ideas in an informal way, and see first hand how effective workforce involvement can have a very positive effect on safety performance at platform level”, said Katie.
Kittiwake is operated by Petrofac for Centrica. Their support in facilitating the visit is gratefully acknowledged.