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IMCA Safety Seminar

IMCA’s HSSE Committee is hosting its Safety Seminar on 6 June 2023.

Theme: Challenges & opportunities in safety: attracting and keeping the right people 

The changeable times in which we live are having a tremendous impact on our industry. Our members need to provide the highest standards of quality assurance for their operations. 

This has become increasingly challenging when there are difficulties in identifying, recruiting, training and retaining appropriately skilled and competent people to do a safe job.

The seminar will address some of the safety challenges in the post-pandemic world.


0900hrs – Coffee and Registration

  • IMCA’s Safety role in marine contracting, IMCA.
  • Addressing human factors, Øssur Jarleivson HildubergDanish Maritime Accident Investigation Board.
  • Onboarding and communication, Michael Anderson, Equinor.
  • The Importance of Leadership and Engagement, Debbi GarreffaMMA Offshore.
  • Revolutionising Onboarding and Familiarisation through AI LLM, AI Video and Presentation Software, and AI Chatbot Integration, Ben Neal, P&O Maritime Logistics.
  • Effective Competence & Training in today’s environment, Gavin SmithCaledonia Competence & IMCA’s Competence & Training Committee Chair.
  • Removing systemic barriers to women’s participation in the offshore workplace, Darren Male, Fugro.
  • The FOCOS process – reducing exposures and preventing accidents through the engagement of leadership and team members, Louize DanTechnipFMC.
  • Where Dare to Care meets Duty of Care, Bionda van RoosendaalHeerema Marine Contractors.
  • The role of predictable performance in recruiting, onboarding and retaining people for safe operations, Eric Annand, Subsea 7.
  • Presentation of the winners of IMCA Awards.
  • 1730hrs – Networking reception.

Who attends?

  • Safety professionals involved in offshore oil and gas and offshore renewable energy activities.
  • Representatives from a variety of marine related contractors, suppliers, associations and the related industry bodies.
  • Anyone with an interest in safety, safety onboarding and training.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities

Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities are available. To express interest in this event please contact: [email protected]

Event Information


6 June from 09:00
Ends 18:00

Event categories:


IMCA Members: £100
Non-Members: £200

IMCA is obliged to charge Netherlands tax.

Terms & Conditions apply.


Steigenberger Airport Hotel
Stationsplein ZW 951,
CE 1117 Schiphol-Oost Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Details of special event rates for accommodation can be booked through this link.

Please contact the hotel directly regarding any accommodation queries on [email protected]

Complimentary Steinberger shuttle bus runs from bus stop A9 outside Schiphol Airport terminal, between 06:00 and 23:00.

Accommodation at the Steigenberger is generally in high demand so we recommend you book early.

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