Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is regarded as one of the key subject areas in the company and is thus given careful consideration throughout the organisation.


BW Offshore has over time demonstrated a long term and sustained commitment to safety, occupational health, quality management and environmentally responsible performance. BW Offshore has implemented effective management systems and routines with a focus on continuous improvement in all its endeavours.

The company holds certification to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 international standards, which recognise the way it manages its business processes, its commitment to environmental excellence and its health and safety systems. The company also holds a Document of Compliance to the International Safety Management Code. 


Policy statement

BW Offshore is committed to prioritise HSE matters in all our operations and believe that all incidents resulting in harm to people, environment and property can be prevented.


BW Offshore shall continuously improve its Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental performance and strive for as low as reasonably possible frequencies for:

  • Lost time injuries

  • High risk incidents

  • Spills to the environment

  • Unplanned emissions

  • Occupational illness cases  

In order to achieve these objectives, the company shall:

  • Register faithfully all incidents and near misses

  • Analyse root causes of incidents and reported near misses

  • Comply with the permit to work system

  • Implement campaigns and awareness sessions to change behaviour

  • Set annual goals for HSE performance, measure performance and report performance to all personnel

  • Promote stop and ask without consequences

  • Ensure compliance with standards and HSE regulations

Each division; Engineering, Projects and Fleet shall establish an annual HSE plan including goals, activities and responsibilities.


In addition, each division shall undertake safety stand down campaigns and other targeted actions resulting from incidents and other challenges.