The 2013 APPEA Health and Safety Awards were presented at the 2013 HSE Conference Dinner.
The winner was Weatherford Australia for its Rig 9 RADAR Rap, which used music and humour to push a strong safety system message.
During a site visit to meet the crews, Weatherford senior executives overheard the crew of Rig 9 rapping about RADAR (Recognise, Approach, Discuss, Agree, Report).
The crew had incorporated the RADAR definitions into an entire song on their own initiative, mainly in order to help the younger members of the crew.
The end result was a music production team visiting Rig 9 to film and produce the rap video.
The response from industry has been overwhelming. Many companies now use the video in their inductions.
Weatherford haws seen health and safety performance on its rigs steadily improving since the launch of the RADAR Rap.
The rap video can be found on YouTube.
Apache Energy’s submission, Giving and Receiving HSE Feedback, was highly commended.
All finalists’ submissions were displayed in the poster presentation in the exhibition area. The Industry Choice Award was determined after the delegates had the opportunity to vote for their favourite initiative.
The winner of the Industry Choice Award was Weatherford for Rig 9 RADAR Rap. Esso Australia was a close runner-up for its Elevated Helicopter Inspection Platforms.
APPEA HSR of the Year Award
This award recognises an outstanding Health & Safety Representative in the Australian oil and gas industry who has made a valuable contribution to the health and safety of fellow workers. The recipient was Sean Turnbull, a process operator at Santos’s Tirrawarra site in the Cooper Basin.