Knutsen, aim to deliver services and products at a high level of Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental standard that complies with the requirements of our Safety Management System, international & statutory regulations and meets or exceeds contractual and legal obligations.
Our Safety Management System shall focus on providing a safe work place for all employees and satisfying and meeting the customers’ requirements and expectations.
It is the Stated Policy of Knutsen to ensure that no personnel are injured during their employment for KOAS, including visitors and others who may be affected by our activities.
Furthermore, we shall pay appropriate regard to the environment by acting to preserve air, water, soil, plant life and animals from adverse effects and to minimize any nuisance that may arise from our activities.
To achieve the required level of Health, Safety and Environment we shall employ qualified and trained personnel, apply adequate technology and effective procedures. All activities shall be planned, executed, verified and corrected in order to continuously improve the quality, health, safety and environmental performance in all organizational levels of Knutsen.
It is of outmost importance that vessels reports all undesired events, in order to obtain continuous improvement of the Work Environment and Safety Level onboard.
The company’s use the electronic online system Docmap for registering, identifying and tracking all events that the Company wishes to control, as well as for recording these events systematically and transfer experience between vessels and office.
The Safety Management System in DocMap is the Company’s main tool to improve the HSE&QA performance. All Company personnel are obliged to proper use of Company Procedures, Personal Protection Equipment, Risk Assessment, Toolbox Talk and Time Out and to report Accident/Incidents, Non Conformances, Near Misses and other preventive reports.
The Knutsen fleet is subject to the most stringent ship control regime in the world. Each vessel is subject to several vetting inspections by our customers every year. In addition, port state-, flag state- and internal safety- and technical inspections are carried out.
In order to keep a continuous focus on our HSE performance, programs and campaigns are initiated as part of our efforts for improvement. In 2010, Knutsen OAS introduced a new slogan: “We Are Committed to Safety” which was followed up with a safety program. This program is extensive, and covers Safety Behavior training, Active leadership, Risk Assessment, Tool Box Talk, Near Misses reporting, Familiarization of routines and procedures and Root Cause Investigation. We are continuously measuring our safety performance to show that we are committed to safety. The target is to improve safety and safety behavior in all aspects of our operations, both on our ships and ashore.