A HSE Network team was formed early in 2003, to address a discerning trend in total recordable cases within the Brunei drilling community. The team comprised of representatives from Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) Well Engineering (TSW) and its associated Service companies.

Upon formation of the team, a brainstorming session was held, from which a plan emerged for addressing work-related injuries. The team adopted the name "HSE Network Team," and utilized an analysis of past incidents and accidents to find common causes and thus formulate preventive measures.

This paper aims to describe what tools were used to evolve a successful team and the subsequent improvement in HSE performance.

  • Adopt a Back to Basic (B2B) approach, thus engendering an easy and simple way to reach an understanding of the situation.

  • Conducting a quick survey at all levels of the work force involved, to gain a feedback of their concerns and assessment of the problem. The survey highlighted to the team the direction in which to concentrate its efforts and where.

  • An Awareness Workshop was held, concentrating on hands and fingers injuries preventions, slips, trips and falls, a native language term LABOH was employed to embed the theme with the mainly indigenous work force Further interactive workshops were introduced, attracting more than 170 participants per workshop. The Workshops focused on the general workforce, and at the end of each session enabled the participants to have an understanding on how to prevent finger and hand injuries, slips and falls, in their working environment. An informal instruction technique was used to allow adult participants to learn via the recreational approach. It also taught techniques of identifying hazards associates with work, methods of intervention and enable them to be more confident on presenting ideas on improving HSE, at their worksites.

  • The workshops also presented a forum for individual to discover and demonstrate their talents and techniques in presenting data. Presentations sometimes were in a layman's format, with practical examples relating to the topics. In general, this approach proved popular with the workforce, and enabled them to gain complete awareness and understanding of the subject.

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