• Safety at sea: Safety Observer initiative aboard the Oranje
  • A good captain or a good safety leader, or can I be both at the same time?
  • Leading by example
  • "To address culture and safety, the first step is to understand culture."
  • "In order to proceed safely, we repeat the instructions together and reflect on possible risks."
Oranje, Safety Observer To elevate safety aboard the Oranje, Captain Marco de Bruin has implemented a new initiative by introducing the role of Safety Observer. The goal is to embed a deep sense of safety consciousness within the crew's daily operations. Each month, a different crew member steps into the role and actively contributes to the vessel's safety culture. To encourage continuous learning and sharing knowledge, Marco explains the purpose and aims of his initiative, while crew members Joel Yuzon, Rocell Cadampog and Gilbert Rojas share their first-hand experiences. (more…)
“Let me introduce myself. I am Bouke Putter, working for Boskalis since 1997, of which the last 15 years in the role of Captain on the hoppers. In 2023, I started as participant in the NINA Safety Leadership Expedition which I completed on 14 December by doing my end presentation at the Summit session. Sharing my personal experiences and reflections was valuable for myself and the guests, and I therefore share my experiences in NINA at Work.“ (more…)
How sharing experiences and local role models inspire safety behavior.

How do you encourage employees to speak up about safety? We asked colleagues from the MIA (Manila International Airport) project how they work according to NINA and speak up about safety based on their experience and cultural background.

Darius MacLiver, SHE-Q Manager, has been involved in the MIA project as SHE-Q Manager since February 2021. "I see a lot of similarities in isolated tough conditions with the Gorgon, Australia project I worked on. Here in Manila, we have also had to gather a workforce of local workers, in a remote area, with limited accommodation, where we look after the workforce in all circumstances." (more…)
We speak to Jasper in the office aboard the MV Saga, who is born and raised in General Santos, located on the island of Mindanao (Philippines). He has been working for Boskalis on the MIA project for about 9 months now. "As Local Supervisor - Marine Facilities, I work on the Base 1 Platform. While carrying out our work, we work closely with the local subcontractor." Overall, the team of Supervisors consists of four members who are all Filipino. (more…)
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