Involved subcontractors in Australia

Thanks to NINA training courses, there is a high level of involvement in the Ichthys project by subcontractors. The result: openness, effective cooperation, and a satisfied customer.

The Ichthys project involves the construction of an LNG terminal. The complex project involves many on and offshore work carried out by various subcontractors. Upon commencement, NINA Do-it training courses were held with our own employees, subcontractors, and the customer. The goals included improving cooperation. And that has been achieved, says Paul de Jong, Managing Director. “NINA meets everyone's need to talk about safety during day-to-day work. In that way, you create an atmosphere in which everyone is on the same side. As a result, our customer Saipem and client Inpex are full of praise about how we work. The pro-active approach of the site team, the transparent way in which we communicate, and the involvement of the subcontractors engender trust.”

NINA Forum
To maintain that level of involvement, SHE-Q is organizing a monthly NINA forum, during which the subcontractors can share their experiences. “The forum focuses on good and bad moments,” says Lyn Barrat, SHE-Q manager. “For example, people talk openly about near misses. Rather than a culture of fear, denial, and blame, there is openness, respect, and the desire to learn from each other. That pays off. We see this reflected in the accident statistics.”

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