Keppel Wins 18 Awards at WSH 2019
Keppel Group has clinched 18 awards at this year's Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards, organized by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore. This is the highest number of awards won by a single organization this year. Keppel had also won the highest number of awards in 2018.
Of the 18 awards, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) received 12 awards under the Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects (SHARP) category for exemplary project safety and health management systems.
Keppel FELS, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M, also clinched the WSH Performance (Silver) Award for outstanding safety performance and implementation of strong WSH management systems.
Four companies from the Keppel Group garnered WSH Innovation Awards, which recognize companies for creating solutions which help to improve safety and enhance operations at the workplace.
Keppel FELS won two of the Innovation Awards, while the other two were won by Keppel Logistics and Keppel Merlimau Cogen. Keppel FELS' awards were for the "iDiver", a remotely operated robotic diver which performs hazardous underwater inspections on vessels and other underwater structures in place of human divers, and the "Smart Robot", which automates inspections of bus-bar systems located in trenches. Using the Smart Robot has reduced the manpower required for each inspection from eight workers to two and has achieved a 95% reduction in man hours required.
The "Smart Chemical Handling" project team at Keppel Merlimau Cogen designed a device to tackle the risk of chemicals being transferred to wrong tanks, preventing adverse chemical reactions that would cause major disruptions to operations.
At Keppel Logistics, technicians no longer need to work in narrow spaces over extended periods of time to manually lubricate the wire ropes of the cranes in their warehouses. The new "Customized Wire Rope Lubricator" cuts down 98% of man hours needed, and requires just one technician to operate, instead of three needed for the manual operation.
On the individual level, Mr Mollah Md Romjanul, Facility Superintendent at Keppel FELS clinched the Supervisors Award for his strong commitment to the safety of workers under his charge. In his 18 years at Keppel FELS, Mollah Md Romjanul has also continually upgraded his knowledge and made invaluable contributions through Keppel's innovation programs.