LABUAN, Dec 13 -- Labuan Shipyard and Engineering (LSE) is proud to announce that it had reached a significant safety milestone by registering two million hours worked in its yard without a single Lost Time Incident (LTI) on 30 November 2011.
The attainment of two million man hours without LTI in less than a year is indeed a great accomplishment for LSE for it differs tremendously from that of 5 years ago when the LTI for the whole year was less than 300,000 man hours with the yard handling much lesser number of jobs then.
The accomplishment is a result of LSE's continuous and consistent adherence to strict local and international health and safety regulations and practices, coupled with the adoption of strict inspection, reporting and audit by LSE and clients.
At the same time, the conduct of rigorous safety training programmes company-wide has also contributed to this achievement.
LTI is an important measure of on-site safety, indicating the total man hours worked on projects without any downtime caused by accidents or injuries.
This accomplishment goes hand in hand with an initiative launched by LSE to reward workers and contractors for excellence in on-site safety. Under the LSE Safety Awards Programme, workers receive a collective achievement award on passing pre-set milestones and individual achievement awards which recognise a single worker's strict adherence to safety instructions.
This milestone is clear reflection of our commitment to the highest standards of safety management and the welfare of all our workers, contractors, associates and stakeholders in the discharge of their daily responsibilities.
Our health, Safety and Environment (HSE) commitment extends not only to those employed directly by the company, but also those indirectly employed by us through our contractors. We ensure that all new hires go through an induction training prior to their involvement in a project. The procedures in place include daily toolbox talks by our supervisors and weekly similar sessions by our HSE personnel; risk assessment conducted by each of our contractors; daily inspection of work areas aimed at identifying unsafe conditions and acts; and undertaking external safety audit on a quarterly basis.
The latest achievement shows that at LSE, safety is always our number one priority and we will continue to improve and maintain the highest levels of HSE in order to ensure a safe working environment in our yard at all times.