Published on 3 August 2022
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued Safety Flashes for many years. Not only do they provide a fast and vital communication channel for the industry, but they help prevent recurrence of situations by highlighting potential workplace incidents. Now the system has received the accolade of being short-listed for a key industry award.
As Stephen Peet, IMCA’s Technical Director explained:
“IMCA’s Safety Flashes have been short-listed for the Safety4Sea Initiative Award. Our Safety Flash System has been in place for more than 20 years, but we constantly work on new ways of ensuring the flashes reach the widest possible number of people working in the industry – there are now some 6,000 individuals who receive the flashes regularly, eager to learn from the experience of others.
“It is always rewarding when the work we, and our members, do on behalf of the industry we serve is recognised like this. Safety is like a golden thread running through everything IMCA does. We were delighted when our Walk To Work (W2W) guidance recently won a safety award; we very much hope we are on a winning streak and urge all to vote for us at https://imca.me/YtyCUNL and to spread the word that we welcome requests to be added to our lists to receive the Flashes. Your vote will be much appreciated; as are all contributions to our safety flashes – full details on reporting an event are at https://www.imca-int.com/safety/safety-flash-reporting/