Health and Safety

FoundOcean is committed to maintaining a conscious culture towards health, safety and the environment. We apply this to all that FoundOcean does to prevent harm to people and the environment they work in.

We work to continually identify and eliminate any foreseeable hazards and minimise the probability of incidents resulting in personal injuries, illnesses, damage to property and the environment. Our incident and injury free strategy is built around a multi-layered learning and development programme, embedded employee wellbeing culture, and focusing on building a sustainable business for the future.

All our policies are reviewed annually to monitor effectiveness and to ensure the process of continual improvement is maintained.

Health & Safety Management Policy

FoundOcean recognises that the disciplines of health and safety are an integral part of its management function. We view these as a primary responsibility and to be the key to good business in adopting appropriate Health & Safety Standards.

Our Health & Safety Policy calls for continuous improvement in its Health & Safety Management activities and business will be conducted according to the following principals.

As a minimum, we will:

  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Follow a concept of continuous improvement and make best use of its management resources in all matters of Health & Safety
  • Communicate its objectives and its performance against these objectives throughout the organisation and to interested parties
  • Take due care to ensure that activities are safe for employees, associates and subcontractors and others who come into contact with our work, including the general public
  • Work closely with our customers and suppliers to establish the highest health & safety standards
  • Adopt a forward-looking view on future business decisions that may have health & safety consequences
  • Train our staff in the needs and responsibilities of Health & Safety Management
  • Support all those who refuse to undertake work on the grounds of health and safety

Accidents & Incidents

FoundOcean has established and maintained procedures for defining responsibility and authority for:

  • The handling and investigation of accidents, incidents and non-conformances
  • Taking action to mitigate any consequences arising from accidents, incidents or non-conformances
  • The initiation and completion of corrective and preventive actions
  • Confirmation of the effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions taken

Safety Training of Personnel

All FoundOcean personnel working offshore have undertaken an Offshore Survival Course and subsequent refresher courses at an approved Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Board Centre.

The courses involve training in the following areas:

  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training
  • Enclosed Lifeboat Abandonment Drill
  • Wet life raft Drill
  • Fire fighting
  • Survival Drill at Sea
  • First Aid

All of our personnel are experienced or supervised in safe working practices and are familiar with the necessary safety precautions and procedures.


FoundOcean prides itself on maintaining stringent Quality, Health and Safety, and Environment procedures.

View our DNV certificates here:

DNV Health & Safety Certification (BS-OHSAS 18001-2007)