Each project is assessed to ensure safe working practices are employed at all times.
Each project is assessed to ensure safe working practices are employed at all times.

Sulzer Wood, which provides pump maintenance for the offshore industry, has recently recorded nine years without a lost time incident (LTI), which equates to approximately 1.5 million man hours.

The company’s service centre repairs and maintains pumps in the workshop as well as sending engineers to offshore locations to assist customers with the removal and installation of pumping assets. The offshore environment can be harsh and all those working on platforms and vessels need to be properly trained and aware of the risks.

Stuart MacVicar, HSEQ manager at Sulzer Wood, explains: “Our health and safety procedures are constantly reviewed to ensure that we manage all the risks in our day-to-day business as effectively as possible. From the latest apprentice to top management, everyone contributes to maintain our impressive safety record.”

He continued that the company has built up a culture of safe working practices supported by a comprehensive induction system for new employees and a competency management system that monitors progress. Implementing risk assessments and lift plans on a daily basis, along with regular, independent audits, promotes the continued safety of staff throughout the organisation.