MIRI: Homegrown award-winning Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd (Dayang) continues to press ahead in safety culture and good practices by engaging all offshore and onshore employees at the launch of its Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Week 2010 in Miri yesterday.
The group notched up another safety record by bagging Shell's three-year Goal Zero Safety Award for its subsidiary company Dayang Enterprise Sdn Bhd (DESB), reinforcing the stellar performance of the group that has, as of August 30 this year, chalked up over 17.5 million man-hours without lost time injury (LTI) since 2004.
"Even though our QHSE performances are good, we must not be complacent, but to keep it up and strive for better results," said Dayang executive deputy chairman James Ling Suk Kiong in kicking off the campaign themed 'Protect, love and save your hands and fingers' at Imperial Hotel here.
In recent years, Dayang had achieved outstanding performances on QHSE, especially on the Goal Zero awards received from Sarawak Shell for the last three years.
This was achieved from three incident-free years spanning the contract covering Sabah and Sarawak waters, with a total of 1.13 million man-hours.
"Shell seldom gives safety awards to contractors, meaning that if your company can get one, you must be trying very hard.
"We are getting awards from our clients like Petronas Carigali and excellence awards from Murphy Oil too," he said.
Ling was happy that the group's relatively young marine company, DESB Marine Service Sdn Bhd also won the gold award from Petronas Carigali for outstanding HSE performance last year.
It notched up two million man-hours without LTI since its inception in 2003, and currently has a fleet of four workboats and one supply boat, with another workboat expected to be delivered by the end of 2011.
The objectives of the campaign include establishing an effective and efficient management system for health, safety and environment matters in its business operations, providing assurance that adequate measures are in place for the management of all the hazards and effects that are identified and controlled to an agreed standard, and forming a basis for continuous improvement in health, safety and environment performance.
Ling stressed that the management must demonstrate its commitment on QHSE, and highlight it as the highest priority to the crew when working offshore.
"Dayang has experienced the good and bad times of being in the oil and gas industry for the past 30 years. "We are serious about QHSE, because we want our crew to go to work offshore happily, and come back in good health when returning to their family," he added of the company's unwavering commitment to safety through continuous education and learning process across the board that produced enviable record in this competitive industry.
He thanked Dayang's clients for giving them proper guidance and encouragements enabling them to achieve such good performances.
Professionals were invited to give talks on various topics including 'Hypertension' by the Health Department, 'Prevention of Hand and Finger Injury' by Nicholas U Luang, 'Environmental Issues' by Gabrielyn Lee, and 'Quality Life Style' by Luke Bong.
The programme included visits to Petronas Carigali on Friday, Sabah Shell next Monday, Labuan warehouse next Wednesday, and Bintulu's Murphy Oil next Friday.
Also present were Dayang deputy managing director Joe Ling, Dayang organising chairman Kho Yok Chong, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd representative Abdul Rahman, Sarawak Shell Bhd representative Alexander Ayit, and Murphy Oil Ltd representative Dickson Barauk.