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A DAY AND A MESSAGE THAT MATTER

The first annual SVITZER Safety Day was a resounding success. Around the globe SVITZER employees at sea and on land, from managers to deck hands as well as customers, showed huge interest in making the day matter.

SENSE OF UNITY

The tragic occasion of the date – the loss of 7 lives aboard the AL DEEBEL on 29 April 2012 – was commemorated, creating a strong if sorrowful bond between employees across the globe. In Qatar the survivors from the AL DEEBEL sailed to the location of the accident with flowers after a short ceremony ashore. The head of Nakilat, Mr Muhammad Ghannam, the vessel’s customer on that day, attended the ceremony. He also took part in the following safety workshop where the importance of saying no to unsafe work procedures was discussed. Later, the “Stop Authority” cards, T-shirts and wristbands provided a more positive sign of unity and engagement in our common objective: reaching zero lost time incidents.

ENGAGEMENT IS SAFER 

Our focus is to make safe thinking and acting second nature for everyone. This will allow SVITZER to always conduct safe operations for the benefit of all our employees and customers. We continue to strive for safety excellence in our daily operations, and every employee is expected to take their part in making every day a safe day. 3 Honouring the memory of the colleagues lost aboard the AL DEEBEL. The employee engagement survey is a key tool to evaluate SVITZER’s safety management, planning initiatives and taking action to improve employee engagement where the survey results show it’s necessary. From a safety perspective, it is therefore of vital importance that every SVITZER employee completes the engagement survey to contribute to a safer and better work environment.

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