Safety is a core value and a top priority at our company. It has to be given the nature of the high-risk salvage business. There are no compromises. We have to make sure our employees and your crew, vessels and the environment are as safe as possible. SMIT, like all Boskalis subsidiaries, follows the company’s progressive in-house safety program ‘NINA’, that stands for ‘No Injuries, No Accidents’.
Safety training all starts well before we get a phone call about a vessel in distress. Our salvage and wreck removal teams have already spent years of training to use specialized salvage equipment. The equipment is standardized worldwide and maintained to a strict schedule.
With decades of experience, a vast amount of knowledge has been accrued. This is shared and lessons learned are taken onboard for the next salvage incident. All these years of experience come into play when we receive that emergency call. Risk assessments are then made and a detailed salvage plan is put in place.
Boskalis’ No Injuries No Accidents (NINA) program, which is held in high regard in the industry, is at the foundation of our safety policy. NINA makes people aware of their own responsibility and encourages them to take action in situations that are unsafe. Safety awareness is a core value of the company and the objective of No Injuries No Accidents is embedded in our corporate culture.
NINA comprises an extensive training program and workshops to ascertain that everyone stays up-to-date with the very latest developments and regulations. In short, NINA makes sure that safety always comes first.