Lauritzen Kosan holds Global Safety Day

May 2 2019

This week, Lauritzen Kosan held its own Global Safety Day, closely following the International Labor Organization’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019 on 28 April.

Lauritzen Kosan’s Global Safety Day took place at our Copenhagen office on 30 April and will be followed by related Safety Days in our other offices and onboard our vessels.

In Copenhagen, we focused strongly on safety culture and the attitude towards safety – watching the “Remember Charlie” – a video where refinery worker Charlie Morecraft describes a terrible accident at his workplace, during which he was critically injured. During the video, Charlie talks about his own attitude towards safety before the accident – and how the existing safety procedures – if followed correctly – could have prevented the accident that changed his life.

The overall focus for the Copenhagen office session was to evaluate and refresh our daily attitude to safety – using a survey to identify areas for discussion and development. This was also supported by a session on ‘weak signals’ – essentially looking at how to improve safety by taking notice and responsibility for small early warning signals that could lead to bigger problems.

The session was kicked off by J. Lauritzen CEO, Mads P. Zacho, who commented:

“Safety is a top priority, both for ourselves and our customers. Our Lost Time Injury rate continues to decrease but we always have the ultimate goal of zero. I look forward to receiving feedback from our other offices and vessels as they complete their own Safety Day to continue to improve our safety culture.”

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