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At Oil & Gas, safety is a clear objective in everything we do

​At Oil & Gas, safety is a clear objective in everything we do. We have high standards and we do not compromise on employee and supplier safety or the quality of our work.

 

 

​We do not compromise on safety

We do not compromise on safety

Oil & Gas' objective is clear: zero accidents among our employees and suppliers. Safety is an integral part of our working lives and everything we do. We work hard to maintain and develop our partnership with our suppliers on our safety culture. We constantly strive to improve safety.

​Quality of work and safety are linked

Quality of work and safety are linked

We go to great lengths to ensure that all of our employees are aware of how accidents occur and how we can prevent them. It is also extremely important to get across the fact that the quality of the work we do can have a positive or negative effect on safety. Therefore, we have systems that can help employees identify any risks in connection with a task or project and thus reduce mistakes and undesirable incidents using experience-based knowledge

High performance with a human face

High performance with a human face

In Oil & Gas, we strive for what we call 'high performance with a human face'. We have an open culture and our work is of a high quality. Our employees are dedicated and can turn thoughts into action. We believe that every individual needs to have a healthy work-life balance. ​

 

 

Electronic management system supports our safetyElectronic management system supports our safety​​One of Oil & Gas' targets is to achieve good QHSE results within all activities. For that purpose, we use an electronic management system where we make demands on how Quality, Health, Safety and Environment aspects should be a natural part of all our activities.

The management system is used by all our employees and is intended to reduce the number of mistakes and unwanted events on the basis of experience-based knowledge.

  • Experience creates a precedence for safety

  • Have a systematic approach and know the risks

Our experience creates a precedence for safety

Our experience concerning safety is gathered in an electronic management system forming the framework for the strategic and operational guide lines for safety. By reducing complexity and ensuring that we operate our business in a safe manner, we can also reduce the risk of mistakes and unwanted events.

Know the risks before they occur

As part of the electronic management system for QHSE, we also handle Business Security, Business Continuity, Risk Management and Technical Safety, that should altogether reduce the risk of accidents and wrong investments to a level that we find acceptable. We call this philosophy "As Low as Reasonably Practicable". These are fundamental principles that we comply with in our work.

The electronic management system contemplates a systematic approach to the tasks and helps us identify the risks in advance and the possibilities related to a project or a task.

"One of our major goals is to ensure high QHSE performance within our activities, not only today and tomorrow, but for all activities in the coming years, either as partner or operator"

Paul Ludvig Jørgensen, Director, Oil & Gas QHSE.

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Safety course – a basic principleSafety course – a basic principle​At DONG Energy, it is a basic principle that all employees in Oil & Gas must attend the "Accident Causation and Prevention" course.

It is a basic safety course focusing on how accidents happen, how to prevent them and what requirements we have to basic education and training in safety.

  • The employee must understand their role

  • Quality and safety are interrelated

One of the main messages of the course is to ensure that all employees understand that they have a responsibility and understand their role in the organisation in relation to Oil & Gas' value chain to avoid accidents. The objective of the course is to give the attendants knowledge of the role of persons, technology and the organisation and ensure that we all understand that we are responsible for our own safety and the afety of our colleagues. This is a crucial factor for avoiding accidents.

Quality and safety are interrelated

The cause of faults or accidents should are often found further back in the value chain. Eg. If a purchaser has not bought tools of sufficient quality, this will affect the next link in the value chain – the persons who will be using the tools at an offshore platform. In this case, there is a risk that potential faults or accidents may happen. We wish to ensure continuous improvement of everything we do.

"The human factor is an important aspect in our ability to perform and QHSE is a line of responsibility in Oil & Gas. This responsibility must be carried across all disciplines in the business unit, from procurement and contracts, design and engineering, subsurface management and to operations and maintenance"

Paul Ludvig Jørgensen, Oil & Gas QHSE.

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Basic Offshore Safety Training – a course in rescue and evacuation methodsBasic Offshore Safety Training – a course in rescue and evacuation methodsBasic Offshore Safety Training ” is a course for all employees in Oil & Gas and supplier employees who will be working offshore.

 At the course, the attendants learn how to react in emergency situations, eg if it becomes necessary to evacuate a platform, in case of fire or in case the helicopter taking them to the platform has to make an emergency landing at sea.​

  • Training in correct behaviour in case of an unwanted event

  • Health check – being fit for offshore transport

  • Brush-up of the course

The course is a good example of DONG Energy's QHSE culture. We expect that our employees and suppliers do not compromise on safety and encourage them to act accordingly, but we must provide tools and training so that they can react correctly in case of an emergency.

Training in evacuation

One of the exercises that the attendants do at the "Basic Offshore Safety Training" course, is free fall in a lifeboat. It is necessary to have training in this discipline in case a platform must be evacuated.

Evacuation primarily takes place via helicopter, but if there is not time for evacuation via helicopter, evacuation will take place from a specific evacuation point at the platform from where the employees will be placed in lifeboats and the lifeboats will be launched from the platform in a so-called free fall. The exercise takes place at training facilities in Denmark, Norway and in the UK. The attendants must also do an exercise in fire fighting.

Fit for fight offshore

All persons who will be working or visiting a drilling rig or production platform complete "Basic Offshore Safety Training". Before attending the course and going offshore, the persons must undergo a health check to ensure that the concerned person is in good health, has no heart conditions and is physically fit. We do not take chances – it is always "The Safe Way or No Way".


"As an Oil & Gas employee at DONG Energy, you have been given the mandate to say "the Safe Way or No Way", and you and I have the right and not least the duty to act accordingly"

Paul Ludvig Jørgensen, Oil & Gas QHSE.

Passing the course is a requirement

It is requirement in Oil & Gas and fully in compliance with DONG Energy's basic QHSE principles that all persons going offshore must pass the course. We do not compromise. All persons who have passed the course will have to attend a brush-up course every four years.

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