Again in 2019, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) will present its annual Safety Award and as of 24th April, nominations for this award can be submitted. The IADC Safety Award is intended to encourage the development of safety skills on the job and to reward people and companies demonstrating diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession. The Award will recognise the exceptional safety performance of a particular project, product, ship, team or employees. The Award submission is open to all companies active in the dredging and related industries.  

WHY A SAFETY AWARD?

Safety is always a top priority and it is not a one-time effort. Constant vigilance requires innovation. And good ideas should be recognised and publicised. These ideas are a contribution to the dredging industry as a whole. The IADC Safety Award seeks to:
– stimulate ideas in the workplace,
– encourage the development of safety skills on the job and safety awareness,
– reward people and companies who make it possible to work safer.
– reward those who demonstrate special diligence in safety awareness in performing their profession.  

A RISKY REALITY

Dredging operations are risky. It maintains a level of safety that can compete with the offshore oil & gas sectors. The dredging industry pays a lot of attention to safety. The IADC and its members are committed to safeguarding their employees, and to pursuing improvements in guaranteeing a safe and healthy work environment.

IADC members have always been committed to reducing the number of industry accidents and incidents to zero. But in 2009 they took their commitment a step further and established the Lost Time Injury (LTI) index. This index has helped track accidents, incidents and their causes, and has resulted in a continuous decline of mishaps amongst dredging contractors since its inception.  

Again, to further safety goals, in November 2013, QHSE experts from the member companies were recruited to form the IADC Safety Committee. Through this committee, contractors are able to share safety experiences and best practices. In a next step, the committee established the annual IADC Safety Award. The award encourages the development of on-the-job safety skills and rewards people and companies demonstrating diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their professions.  

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE IADC SAFETY AWARD

The Award seeks to identify the exceptional safety performance of a particular project, product, ship, team or employee. The Award is open to all companies active in dredging and related industries. Companies may submit multiple nominations but each submission requires that a separate registration form be completed. Nominations must be supported by a document that describes the details of the accomplishments. The identified work should be described and supported with evidence by means of safety record(s), objectives reached and other relevant information. Click here for further information on IADC’s website or go to www.iadc-dredging.com.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
30 June 2019  

WHEN IS THE SAFETY AWARD PRESENTED?

The IADC Board of Directors will present the Safety Award at the IADC Annual General Meeting on 17 October 2019 in New Delhi, India.

For more information: Ria van Leeuwen, Senior PR & Communications Officer, International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) at +31 (0)70 352 3334 or VanLeeuwen@iadc-dredging.com.

IADC stands for “International Association of Dredging Companies” and is the global umbrella organisation for contractors in the private dredging industry. As such IADC is dedicated to not only promoting the skills, integrity and reliability of its members, but also the dredging industry in general. IADC has over a hundred main and associated members. Together they represent the forefront of the dredging industry. 

For more information visit www.iadc-dredging.com.

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