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    Certificates Confirm Ferrostaal Meets International Standards for Health, Safety and Environment  

    McConnell Dowell Celebrated an Impressive Safety Record at Macdow Batam Fabrication Yard  




Certificates Confirm Ferrostaal Meets International Standards for Health, Safety and Environment

The German Association for Certifying Management Systems (DQS) confirms that Ferrostaal AG and several subsidiaries comply with high standards for health protection, safety at work and environmental protection. DQS has awarded the corresponding certificates according to the ISO 14001 standard and the BS OHSAS 18001 standards of the British Standards Institute BSI. The ISO 14001 certificate confirms accordance with international environmental protection rules, and BS OHSAS 18001 attests standards for health protection and safety at work. Ferrostaal merges the matters of health, safety and environment with the, also certified (ISO 9001), quality management into an integrated management system.

Ferrostaal AG has continuously developed its management system for health, environment and safety and has tailored processes and policies even more stringently on the high requirements found in plant construction and the equipment business. DQS conducted a system analysis and confirmed the fundamental certifiability of Ferrostaal’s HSE management system. The comprehensive audit was then conducted by DQS auditors who established that the HSE systems complied with the requirements by means of intensive surveys and site inspections. The certification process was successfully concluded with the presentation of the certificates.

All certificates are checked each year in a surveillance audit, and the systems must be recertified every three years.


Date: 19th January 2012         < Back to News Index >




McConnell Dowell Celebrated an Impressive Safety Record at Macdow Batam Fabrication Yard

Once again international firm, McConnell Dowell, through its Asian connection, McConnell Dowell South East Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore, has demonstrated it is a leading practitioner of the maxim Safety First in all its activities. This was recently exemplified at its Batam Island fabrication facility.

The wholly owned PT McConnnell Dowell Services on Indonesia’s Batam Island, celebrated the achievement of five million manhours worked without lost time injury (LTI) on 6 November 2009. This impressive record was reached during production of 159 pre-assembled piperacks (PAR) modules and the components for 60 stick built rack (SBR)modules for the huge ExxonMobil SPT Interconnects & Tankage (IC&T) project.

Macdow’s Batam facility has been developed over 8 years with best practice engineering fabrication operations and total staff safety in mind. The 2300 site staff really do go "Home without harm, everyone, everyday“ as one of the site Safety Signs extols.

During the award ceremony, Murray Dundas, McConnell Dowell Managing Director, commended the large workforce, facility management and supervisors, and current clients ExxonMobil and Foster Wheeler & WorleyParsons (FWP) for their continuing support and contribution in creating a total safe working environment. Exxon Project Manager, George McCleskey, said his company was extremely impressed with the way Macdow Batam had progressed on his project to date.

George McCleskey, SPT Project Manager, presented plaques to Macdow Batam Plant Manager Vic Sharp, Site Manager Mick James and Imam Muslich, Engineering Manager, to commemorate this safety milestone. George McCleskey and Murray Dundas personally congratulated the assembled happy workers before returning to the stage for one final group safety cheer.

At the end of the formal celebration, each employee was given a gift bag and certificate of appreciation to mark their contribution. But even better, the whole workforce were given a few hours extra time off for lunch that day. Head Office Safety Manager, Louise Burton, and Site Chief Safety Supervisor, and their band of expert safety supervisors were the heroes of the hour.

Following the award presentations Macdow arranged for an inaugural golf tournament at Batam Links Country Club for staff and clients to mark the occasion. That, too, was memorable but editorial staff were unable to obtain the overall placings under the ‘What happens on the Course, stays on the Course’ rule.


Date: 4th December 2009         < Back to News Index >

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