SEMS is essentially a documententation exercise that companies can use towards the goal of continuous improvement. Yeah, it requires the use of a JSA, Haz ID, Management of Change, Stop Work, etc, etc, etc......but one thing it does not manage is the human element. You can create the perfect plan (SEMS) but that is all it is - a plan. Nothing goes by plan, and sometimes in life accidents happen.
Too many times I hear the term "Safety Culture" thrown around as if offshore employees are cowboys, and it amazes me b/c in my brief 10-year career, I have yet to find anyone that is willing to risk their life for the advancement of their company. We all want to go home to our families when our tour is over.
Yet, we have all of these Government agencies setting up strike forces and investigation teams....putting out innacurate data about two deaths....etc, etc, etc.....and they will undoubtedly come to a similiar conclusion - more regulations (magical tool) would have prevented this.
And its a platform not a rig people.
This post was edited on 11/18 at 12:41 am