Bahrain-based ASRY has passed 5 million man hours of work without a Lost Time Incident (LTI), setting a new safety record for the shipyard. This is the longest recorded period of yard-wide safe work since the company was founded in 1977.
Chief executive, Andy Shaw, commented: “In initiating the first phase of the turnaround strategy to stabilise the company, the most vital element has been to return to industry-leading safety standards. This latest milestone of five million man hours LTI-free is a testament to that paramount target, and indicative of the overall progress the yard has made towards remaining a sustainable pillar of the Bahrain industrial sector.”
The company points out that the safety improvement is not the result of any single initiative but reflects literally hundreds of process changes, procedural updates and personal commitments that have taken place over the past two years. “This is an ongoing and permanent improvement process to the entire way ASRY operates, and will continue to evolve to keep our 5000-plus staff as safe as possible for the foreseeable future,” adds Shaw.