InterMoor UK Operations, part of Acteon’s foundations and moorings business, has operated for more than six years without a lost time incident (LTI). InterMoor UK Operations includes Acteon companies InterMoor Ltd, InterMoor Marine Services Ltd and ChainCo. This is a significant achievement in safety when considering the businesses have conducted more than 2,000 projects during this six year period from three bases, five storage yards and numerous quayside locations in the UK and internationally.
“A six-year LTI-free safety record is a tremendous success when your daily operations routinely involve handling equipment, varying in size and weights up to 260 tons, in some of the harshest work environments worldwide,” said Alan Duncan, managing director of InterMoor UK Operations. “Providing safe environments and well-trained employees are core values of InterMoor, and this milestone showcases the true extent of our commitment to safety.”
ChainCo, InterMoor UK Operations’ inspection arm, has handled more than two million chain links in the last ten years. These chain link inspections equate to 200,000 per year, 16,666 per month and 550 every day. On average, InterMoor UK Operations’ mooring rental department moves approximately 3,000 tons of mooring equipment per month over the quayside.
InterMoor UK Operations has clear policies and legal and moral obligations that require it to implement and maintain an effective health, safety and environment management system. All staff members are held accountable for ensuring that health, safety and environmental regulations, policies and procedures are followed. As a result of InterMoor’s robust safety culture, this milestone was achieved with the participation of the entire workforce, from quayside support personnel to senior management.
Bruce Strachan, InterMoor UK Operations’ quality assurance and health, safety and environment manager, said, “We have always had the strongest commitment to internal and external safety training. Six years – that’s more than 1.5 million man hours. LTI-free represents a superb team effort and places InterMoor UK at the forefront of worldwide safety performance. Very few businesses of comparable size have conducted operations for this length of time without recorded incidents. Our aim is to continue the trend. Our target is and always will be zero accidents or incidents.”
InterMoor UK Operations is certified to ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS18001:2007. ChainCo is certified to ISO9001:2008 and DNV Approved Supplier No 413.