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Rix Sea Shuttle nets safety award for second consecutive year

We're delighted that we have received an accolade praising our health and safety record for the second year in succession.

Reporting no major incidents and no injury in 2014, the Humberside Occupational Health and Safety Group (HOHSG) has again presented Rix Sea Shuttle with the Safety Performance Award.

HOHSG is part of national body the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) and provides health and safety training and assessment in the Humber region. It carries out an annual review of ship operators’ procedures.

Rix Sea Shuttle uphold strict procedures with all members of the crew as part of its internal Aim for Zero campaign, which focuses on the behaviour required to ensure no accidents or reportable incidents occur on a Rix crew transfer vessel.

Rix Sea Shuttle crew transfer vessel

This includes toolbox talks before each voyage so all crew fully understand the tasks, hazards involved, control measures to be employed and, procedures to be followed. The firm also sponsors time out activity days for crew, clients and contractors to encourage better communication and improve relationships.

Mandy Masters, business development manager at Rix Sea Shuttle, said receiving the second Safety Performance Award demonstrated their commitment to safe working environments.

Mandy said: “Safety is of paramount importance to Rix Shipping because we care about all people involved within our business. We believe that safety, quality and good management are inextricably linked. We are thrilled our efforts are again recognised by HOHSG.

“For us, health and safety is not going through the motions before a voyage, but fostering a culture throughout the entire crew. This has helped us achieve levels of health and safety which go beyond the legal requirement.

“All staff are given extensive health and safety training during their induction period covering all procedures that directly affect them, as well as establishing strong health and safety awareness. Existing employees regularly receive updated training too.”