April 14 2016

Esbjerg Performing Arts Centre

Havnegade 18, 6700 Esbjerg

Safety Leadership - Greater results, because of you

The annual Task Force ZERO safety conference has always focused on inspiring leaders to respond in the safest way possible, and especially this year in a very challenging environment. Our psychical environment is no more or less safe because of the current oil price. In safety the choices we make are not based on the business environment; they are based on what we are committed to and what we consider the right things to do. Making a difference in terms of safety is up to you, it’s up to all of us. It always has been. 


In the oil and gas industry we enjoy a reputation as one of the world’s safest and that is because of the people we can count on for safety leadership, for doing the right thing for safety and at every level of organizations. People are alive today because of actions you and we have taken. At the same time we all know that we are still on a journey and have a long way to go.


At this the 10th anniversary conference we will be looking at what our industry can learn from others who have faced similar challenges. We will discuss what should be expected from us as an industry and we will investigate different tools, means and convictions necessary to continue evolving reliable and consistent safety leadership. 

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8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:05
Safety briefing
9:05 - 9:15
Opening Ceremony
9:15 - 9:40
Opening speech: Minister for Employment
9:40 - 10:10
Country Managers Talk (Part 1): A personal safety leadership
We have invited the four Danish country managers to a Country Managers Talk to build further on the theme from last year’s Safety Conference, “working together”. Every single day people in the industry work together, so this is something the industry is in together. Our ambition is to have the country managers demonstrate that with safety and safety leadership there is an alignment in our industry. It is not something we are competing on, it is something we are working together on.This talk will focus on their personal relationship to safety and key principles of safety leadership, seen from their perspective.
10:10 - 10:40
Refreshment break
10:40 - 12:00
Give Control, Create Leaders
David Marquet delivers the powerful Intent-Based Leadership message: that leadership is not for the select few at the top. In highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. Creating Intent-Based Leadership organizations results in a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity. A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work – a place where everyone is a leader. Intent-Based Leadership organizations create an environment for people to contribute so that they feel valued. They set clear goals so their people know how to do their jobs. They push control and decision making down the organization so people take responsibility and rise to the occasion. They maintain unity of effort by ensuring the supporting pillars of technical competence and organizational clarity are in place. As a result, they achieve:
  • A highly effective organization with superior morale.
  • The capacity for greatness in the people and practices of an organization, and remove it from the personality of leaders.
  • An organizational culture that creates of additional leaders throughout every level of the organization.
Intent-Based Leadership starts with rejecting the idea that leadership is for the select few at the top and instead embracing in highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. This method of leadership is based on empowerment, not ego, and process, not personality.
  • Think afresh about what leadership means.
  • Practice language that empowers your people.
  • Understand organizational design in the context of how to push decision making downward.
  • Learn mechanisms for reducing errors and improving teamwork and team backup.
12:00 - 13:15
13:15 - 13:40
Seaway Heavy Lifting - Catalysing people to be safety leaders
Jan Willem van der Graaf CEO at Seaway Heavy Lifting will share his personal and the company story about engaging in a journey of creating an Incident and Injury-Free work environment.
Jan Willem came on board as the new CEO for Seaway Heavy Lifting in January 2013 when the company had just launched their Incident and Injury Free (IIF) journey a few months ago. He used this new safety approach not only to address and solve safety issues but also to create a new culture and work environment within SHL. Although there was not a lot of resistance to endeavour on an IIF journey in the first place it still took a strong personal stand and leadership to get the whole organisation believe in this approach. Top and middle management had to become IIF champions to provide safety leadership to the whole organisation – onshore and offshore.  The company trained all of their employees and many subcontractors to develop a new safety attitude, to build a strong and authentic commitment to safety, to create an incident and injury free environment and what it takes to make this happen under all circumstances. Seaway Heavy Lifting is now producing best-in-class results not only within safety, and have created a new safety culture within their organisation.
13:40 - 14:05
Industry leadership through industry collaboration
For over 40 years, IOGP has brought the upstream industry together to help identify and implement good practices in safety, health and environment.   That is still our remit.  Increasingly, however, we have become involved in other issues such as corporate social responsibility and sustainability.  Today, while we maintain the industry’s momentum on HSE improvements, IOGP is also helping to raise awareness of the importance of oil and gas in fuelling the world’s prosperity – and extending the benefits of that prosperity to the billions of people in developing nations for whom readily available, affordable energy remains an aspiration. 
14:05 - 14:20
Interview session
14:20 - 14:45
Refreshment break
14:45 - 15:30
Redefining Safety for a Rapidly Changing Business
We have been measuring safety success wrong for far too long, we have measured our safety success by understanding safety at the individual level of our organizations.  We think the only thing we can fix is the individual worker - even safety culture has become a rather fancy code word for the collective individual behaviors we see at out worksites and on our platforms.  The problem is that measuring safety success means we have to change the way we think about doing our business.  Safety must move from an outcome to be managed to a capacity that is constantly present in our work.  
This presentation tackles our re-definition of safety...but not in a boring way.  In fact this presentation discusses the very idea that everything we have done this far on our performance excellence journey is important to moving us to the next place.   Safety differently is additive.   There is good news. 
15:30 - 16:15
The key to success; Attitude or behaviour?
Many organizations have acknowledged the important role the human factor plays in improving safety. Changing the behaviour is seen as a key factor in achieving success. To make people act differently is not a simple task. What is the most effective approach to change behaviour? In the West we have a tendency to try to convince employees about the pros and cons of certain behaviour and change their attitude towards safety, but is that always the best option? Can direct behavioural interventions be successful too? What can we all do to make sustainable behavioural changes to enhance safety even further? Jop Groeneweg will give some surprising and thought provoking insights from the world of psychology and give some examples from the offshore industry and other domains to illustrate his point.
16:15 - 16:30
Interview session
16:30 - 17:00
Refreshment break
17:00 - 17:35
Country Managers Talk (Part 2): Key learnings and messages
We have invited the four Danish country managers to a Country Managers Talk to build further on the theme from last year’s Safety Conference, “working together”. Every single day people in the industry work together, so this is something the industry is in together. Our ambition is to have the country managers demonstrate that with safety and safety leadership there is an alignment in our industry. It is not something we are competing on, it is something we are working together on. This talk will focus on the key takeaway from the conference, what learnings the country managers would like to leave the audience with and what they as country managers can be counted in for when it comes to safety leadership and personal commitment to safety.
17:35 - 17:50
Offshore Safety Award 2016
17:50 - 18:00
Conference closing
18:00 - 18:30
Welcome Drink and reception in foyer
18:30 - 20:00
Safety Award Dinner
20:00 - 20:45
Dinner speaker: Peter Burkill: Thirty seconds to impact
Peter takes you through a journey as a commercial long haul pilot, with a difference.
Never quite reaching his destination, you will learn how a well trained professional can use their training experiences over the years and put them to the ultimate test - to save the lives that have been entrusted to them. Whether you have months to make decisions or less than a minute to make a judgement call, you have the tools to draw on your knowledge, using team work, individual skills and your trained abilities.
20:45 - 22:00


Safety Conference 2015 Highlights
2015 Safety Conference - Intro film
2015 Safety Conference - Fons Claessen
2015 Safety Conference - Fiona Murfitt


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