19 executive leaders from 9 Operating Companies and 10 Contract Partner Companies recently went to Gladstone to visit the 3 LNG Plants on Curtis Island. They did this because they wanted to listen to and learn from the people who work on these sites day-in day-out, and to engage directly with them in a meaningful conversation about safety.
The visiting executives were from the Safety Leaders Group of Safer Together plus invited representatives from the gas exploration & production industry in Western Australia. The companies that participated were:
The senior leaders split into 3 Groups to visit one of APLNG, GLNG or QCLNG. At site they then paired up with a frontline representative, went for a walk around the facilities and had safety conversations with the people they met. On returning to Gladstone, the 3 Groups shared with each other what they had learned and then provided their collective feedback to the 3 LNG Plants. Equally important, the site teams also fed back to the visiting senior leaders what they got out of the visit.
Reflecting on the visit, Tony Nunan – Vice-President, QGC commented “getting out there and doing Safety Leadership Visits you realise the immense power of it – both for us as individuals but also for the teams that we work with. It just reinforces why it’s so important”.
The Safety Leaders Group (SLG) will conduct similar Safety Leadership Visits to other worksite locations throughout Queensland next year, and strongly encourages executive leaders of all companies to implement a programme of Safety Leadership Visits within their own organisation.
To access a suite of useful resources developed for member companies to simply download and use, click on the links below:
Safety Moment Video: SLG Safety Leadership Visit to Curtis Island
Toolbox: 5 Tips for Successful Safety Leadership Visits
Handbook: Safety Leadership Tours Guide
Media Release: SLG Safety Leadership Visit to Curtis Island
News Article Template: SLG Safety Leadership Visit to Curtis Island
Photo Gallery: SLG Safety Leadership Visit to Curtis Island
Suggested next steps for Member Companies:
- Download the video from this webpage and share it with your colleagues as a Safety Moment (5 mins) at your next team meeting
- Roll out the Toolbox (10 – 15 mins) within your company to explain the purpose of, and to outline what makes a successful Safety Leadership Visit
- Implement a programme of Safety Leadership Visits within your company, and distribute the Handbook to senior leaders as a guide to help them conduct their visits effectively.
To access a suite of useful resources developed for member companies to simply download and use visit Safety Leadership Tours webpage.