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Sakhalin Energy Launches Winter Safety Marathon

The first event of the series was held on 15 October at production assets and in the company’s offices. The staff working remotely could watch the broadcast online.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our world and the way we do business in Sakhalin Energy. Against the backdrop of the unstable external factors, we have been facing challenges that require new urgent steps to maintain robustness of our business and to deliver all our production targets. Today we are mainly focused on assessing the adequacy of measures taken at the company’s assets and synchronising them with the personal responsibility of each employee”, said Roman Dashkov, CEO of Sakhalin Energy, in his address to the company’s employees.

The head of the company specifically pointed out another important facet of doing business in the “new reality” – the need for the timely, rapid, and effective response to challenges, the importance of change and adaptation to the changing external environment. This trend has laid the ground for the transformation of the traditional Winter Safety Day.

It has been replaced by the marathon (Safety Day has become one of its stages), and getting to the finish line won’t be easy: the “runners” are to pass several stages with each dedicated to the hottest topics related to winter safety (risks of slips, trips, and falls, hypothermia, asset winterization, driving, extreme weather conditions, icing of equipment and tools, URTI, etc.).

There will be a panel of judges who will summarise the results of each stage and the overall race results. The jury will have specific assessment criteria in five large categories: Safety, Leadership, Health Protection, Competence and Involvement, and Asset Performance. Health Protection, for example, takes into account the number of personnel vaccinated against influenza.

The next stage of the marathon will take place on 2 November and will be dedicated to the winterization issues. The campaign to close on 31 March, 2021.

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16 October 2020

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