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Step Change in Safety was delighted to welcome representatives from Shell at our Eye Safety webinar where we formally launched the new eye safety film.

The new campaign comes after Shell approached Step Change in Safety to request an industry-wide initiative to address the importance of the awareness of eye safety and eye injury prevention techniques. We formed a workgroup which included representation from Stork, Conocophillips, Apache, Shell and Bilfinger Salamis, to understand what we currently do as an industry.

The group has created 5 posters:

  • A matrix for what eye protection to wear for which task
  • Guidance to ensure the PPE fits properly
  • A dust down procedure
  • Feel it, flush it, find the medic
  • Don’t lose sight of what matters

We were also very grateful to Bilfinger for gifting us their Eye Safety video so we can edit it, brand it and make it suitable for all our members to use. The webinar on the 7th of August was our official release of the video, supported by Shell who explained the journey they have been on.  During the webinar, the OIMs and ESRs from Brent Alpha and Brent Charlie dialled in to share their first hand experience of what they have been doing. They have seen a phenomenal 80% reduction in eye injuries since implementing some simple changes.

A delegate on the webinar said; "I think all can relate to the issues felt on the Brent’s with regards to eye incidents.....  there were a few further suggestions that I took away from the discussion which we will look in to and trial."


You can watch the webinar, and the video , here: https://youtu.be/d_5hKZnV9E8