The objective of the FOP HSEQ System is to provide a safe and healthy working environment, prevent human injury and loss of life, avoid damage to the environment, in particular the marine environment, and to property. FOP is committed to continual improvement and improvement of the HSEQ system through use of quality policy, quality objectives, audit results, analysis of data, corrective and preventive actions and management review.
Prevention of accidents with subsequent emissions to air or sea has high priority in the daily operation of our offshore units. The operations involve risk for pollution and oil spill and during the year, the Company has continued its efforts in securing safe and reliable operations. None of the units experienced any accidents in 2009 which gave emissions or pollution to air or sea during the year. The units are located offshore Nigeria and Gabon and outside Fujairah.
The continuous focus on HSEQ issues onboard the units comprises regular training, safety meetings accident prevention committees as well as weekly safety and environmental protection drills involving all personnel onboard.
All units and operations are certified by Det Norske Veritas according to the internationally accepted standards code, ISO 9001 - Quality Management System, ISO 14001 - Environmental Protection and OSHAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety. In addition, all units and operations are certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) according to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (the International Safety Management (ISM) Code) International Maritime Organization agency of the United Nations concerned with Safety at Sea.
In order to reduce the risk of oil spill or other accidental pollution, the Company takes all reasonable measures to minimize such risk through preventive maintenance and a safe and rational operation.
The Lost Time Frequency (LTI, i.e. occupational injury to lost workdays) on the units operated by Fred.Olsen Marine Services AS was zero per one million working hours in 2012 (1.63 in 2011).