Center for Offshore Safety, Tuesday July 14, 2015
HOUSTON, July 14, 2015 – The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) today announced that Schlumberger is the first service/supply contractor to achieve the voluntary COS member certification of its safety and environmental management systems (SEMS).
“The certification demonstrates a contractor’s desire to go above and beyond in the pursuit of continuous safety improvement,” said COS Executive Director Charlie Williams. “Contractors play a critical safety role in which good communications with operators are vital. Getting its management systems certified voluntarily shows the importance Schlumberger places on safety, the environment and the relationship between contractors and operators.”
SEMS, which focuses on establishing, managing and measuring barriers that protect against escalation to a major incident, are intended to foster continuous learning and improvement for safety and environmental management. The voluntary certification program for contractors requires participation in a COS program SEMS audit using independent verification by third-party auditors that have been assessed and accredited by COS.