Sapura Navegação Marítima S/A is totally committed to an incident-free working environment. This is possible achieved through the definition of clear procedures, efficient communication by means of a specific management system and investment in the capacity building of workforce.
QHSE Strategic Guidelines
At Sapura Navegação Marítima S/A, we continually strive to improve performance in order to comply with all legislations and rules while managing the risks of our business. Through internal quality management, we build a light, simple communication culture and we mitigate noise.
Each of our marine units provides full-time specialized medical care, which also provides full support to the crew whenever necessary. Our first-aid rooms are equipped with Telemedicine devices, connecting reports and audiovisual information in real time during consultations with a partner hospital.
Our health program is available to identify all the risks our crew is exposed to and to define the necessary medical examinations to track and prevent the effects of all these identified risks on the workforce’s health.
We care about developing periodic programs focused on the health and quality of life of our employees, creating a health and wellness environment in the offices and on the vessels. Through these programs, we also encourage sports and healthy eating habits to Sapura professionals.
Sapura’s main goal is to have an accident-free working environment. For us, no LTI – Lost Time Incidents is acceptable. Through the maintenance of a good working environment and through the implementation of systematic and preventive efforts, we strive to achieve this goal.
It all starts in our culture, where the main pillar holds the idea that every employee must take care not only of their safety but also of their colleagues’. We expect them to have a critical look at the risks, to plan before they act and to be able to stop an operation in case of danger. The commitment of everyone is our differential in the prevention of accidents.
The ability to prevent, the care and attention set in our culture are also the result of a lot of training. We prepare our employees to deal with the most diverse situations and to stay focused on what really matters: LIFE.
These trainings also help us to comply with legislation applicable to our work environment.
Our prevention and care goals for the environment indicate total intolerance to oil spills or any other type of environmental degradation. Our vessels are designed so that spills are contained on board and do not reach the ocean. All material produced on our ships goes through a careful process of disposal or recycling.
Sapura has an Emergency Response Plan that contemplates all undesirable scenarios, even the most unlikely ones, identified by a complete analysis of all the risks involved with our kind of operation. We are ready for any kind of surprise.
Our planning for critical situations includes training and simulations of the most diverse scenarios that respond to all the Brazilian Regulatory Standards and international legislations, as well as strict internal criteria that aims at the complete safety of our employees. In addition to being always prepared and alert, we look for opportunities for continuous improvement during our emergency response (Drills).
To be even more effective, we have developed a specialized room for emergency resolution at the Sapura office. SNOC – Sapura Network Operations Center is a complete environment for monitoring and communication with all our operational units. The solution is based on a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system, which connects the SNOC to each PLSV communication device, including the mobile radio channels (UHF) used on the vessel deck during operations. Through the Sapura Network Operations Center, the managers and engineers of the base have the possibility to keep direct contact with every vessel, in addition to monitoring approximately 40 security cameras installed in each ship. A complete audiovisual interaction. The whole process takes place in real time. On the average of once a month, we carry out emergency response exercises involving our crisis room.
The Safety Heading is our in-house accident prevention excellence program. From this program, we promote comprehensive initiatives that aim at reducing incident rates and increasing safety culture through better risk awareness at all levels of the organization.
Thus, we further disseminate our security culture with well-structured campaigns. It is a tool that drives the improvement of our ratings. From this tool, we reviewed the internal procedures, exchanged information and ideas with employees, held workshops, review and lessons learned, and trained the entire safety culture team in a variety of approaches and with the right direction for different internal audiences.
We cannot forget the risks that inherent in our offshore activity. For that, a solid program that stimulates our critical reflection and the safety culture within the company has become fundamental.
Our company is committed to the pursuit of 100% safe activities. The proposal complies with Sapura’s first value: Safety. In order to do so, we reflect, debate, study and plan on an ongoing basis. We set ambitious goals and we believe in our potential. This is the way to always keep focus on safety. We believe that with the encouragement and help of everyone for a common goal, it is possible to conquer anything!
Safety Land Marks
IMS – Integrated Management System
The IMS – Integrated Management System focusing on Quality, Health, Safety and Environment – provides structured access to risk management, in compliance with rules and regulations, and adopting the practice of continuous system improvement.
IMS revisions ensure that the system continually contributes towards the achievement of the goals outlined by the company over time.
Among the several tools that the system features, we can highlight:
- Job Instructions;
- Risk Analysis (PRI);
- Permit to Work;
- Pre-job Planning;
- Lock and Tag;
- Management of Change;
- Observation Cards;
- Behavior Auditing;
- Accident Investigation and Reporting.