On March 1, more than 180 Woodside personnel attended their internal launch of Safer Together WA/NT.  Although Woodside are at the beginning of their journey with Safer Together, this launch demonstrates that they are well prepared to embrace Safer Together’s “Engage and Embed” message and sets an example of best practice for others to follow.

Just over a year ago, Woodside became the first associate member of Safer Together (Qld).  Since then, Woodside has helped steer and provide leadership to the formation of Safer Together WA/NT. 

When it became apparent that Safer Together WA/NT would launch at the AOG Conference in March, Woodside thought proactively about getting their involvement off to the best possible start.

The result? On March 1, more than 180 Woodside personnel attended a workshop in Perth to hear information about Safer Together WA/NT and why Woodside has decided to join. Personnel across seven onshore and offshore remote operating sites attended via video conference. During the workshop, attendees were split into small groups and discussed opportunities to collaborate and standardise across the industry to improve safety performance.  Ideas were collated, and each group presented their top 3 ‘quick wins’ that will add the most value in improving industry safety performance.

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Deborah Peach, General Manager HSEQ for the Australia Operating Unit at Woodside Energy is enthusiastic about how the workshop will inform Woodside’s ongoing involvement with Safer Together WA/NT. “I couldn’t be happier with how it went.  Everyone was actively involved in the discussion and could see the value industry collaboration presents.  There were some excellent ideas presented that provide the starting point for Woodside to input to Working Group discussions. We look forward to working closely with our Operator and Contractor colleagues through Safer Together WA/NT to continue to improve safety performance across our industry”. 

Safer Together has been running in Queensland since 2014.  A lot of good work has been done.  In 2018 efforts are now focused on making sure that the industry maximises the value of this work.  As such, all members are encouraged to make sure they engage their staff and embed Safer Together outcomes in their workplace.  Woodside’s internal launch of Safer Together WA/NT is a great example of how member companies can “Engage and Embed”.

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