Keppel Opens Immersive Safety Training Hub

Friday, June 11, 2010
Photo courtesy Keppel

Keppel opened its new integrated safety training facility, the Keppel Safety Training Centre. Located at Keppel Shipyard in Tuas, the Centre offers a complete range of safety training and certification courses in both trade-specific and broad-based skills for its workforce across all levels.

The Training Centre is one of the key elements of Keppel Shipyard’s Safety Excellence (SE) 2015 initiative, through which the company seeks to foster a pervasive safety culture and impart relevant safety competencies to its 14,000-strong multinational workforce, including subcontractors. The initiative also aligns Keppel with the national Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) 2018 strategies to raise the marine industry’s safety standards to the next level.

The center comprises a three-storey building equipped with classrooms, an e-learning zone, and a safety journey hall with multimedia and interactive training stations. It also features a life-size replica of the mid-section of a tanker with various technical training areas to provide a suitable context for hands-on learning.

Core competency and safety leadership development programs as well as Workforce Skills Qualifications courses certified by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, are some of the key training modules conducted by qualified, full-time instructors at the center.

As part of its safety journey which began in 2002, Keppel Shipyard continues to focus on strengthening its safety culture through the SE 2015 initiative, imparting relevant skills and work habits to its workforce and reinforcing ownership for safety at individual and collective levels.

The cumulative effect of Keppel Shipyard’s safety journey has lowered its Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) from 0.26 in 2008 to 0.15 at the end of 2009.

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