Leadership Safety Index Developed

13 Jul 2018

Last year we completed a 4 year job managing safety on the Dana Western Isles FPSO construction in China and since have been able to reflect on the project.  Whilst we are no doubt delighted with completing this project without a serious injury, it is important not to overlook the importance that leadership played in achieving that result.  The Project Manager stated at a function that the project would be a failure if there was a fatality.  This was backed up with the appropriate resourcing and drive for continuous improvement from both site and company senior management.  This was the most important determinant of success on the project.  In response, Essential Safety has added a Leadership Safety Index to our Lead indicators to measure and recognise positive safety actions by senior management.  It is satisfying to make a system addition based on positive action for future positive recognition.

DANA Western Isles Project Completed

12 Dec 2017


Essential Safety has completed work on the Dana FPSO construction project in China.  The construction was completed without a recorded LTI.  Approximately 12 million hours of work were undertaken in China by the Cosco workforce, contractors and the Dana team.  Essential Safety managed the safety assurance with approximately 20,000 activities undertaken (task assessments, inspections, and hazard reports).  This coupled with provision of our full safety management service has contributed to the excellent performance achieved on the project.

Essential Safety utilise SGS services

01 Apr 2015

Essential Safety have now signed up with SGS to provide payroll, taxation and visa services on our projects.  SGS provide a professional and efficient service to enable Essential Safety to focus on delivery of safety services. 

Current Major Project

01 Apr 2015

Essential Safety is currently providing safety services for the Western Isles Development Project, a FPSO construction for Dana Petroleum. Work is being undertaken at a number of shipyards near Shanghai, China. Essential Safety is providing safety assurance on this construction job with key activities being inspection of the workplace, task assessment, emergency management, plans and procedures and safety training management.