RPS’ MetOcean team wins Platinum Safe Way Achiever Award

22 May 2020

RPS is very pleased to announce that our MetOcean team in Australia has won the 2019 Safe Way Achiever Platinum Award with the Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention (IFAP).

This award recognises best practice in the implementation and continuous improvement of their HSSEQ management system. It’s the 8th consecutive year the team has won a Safe Way Award, and winning gold for the previous 5 years made them eligible for the Platinum Award this year.


Notable achievements for 2019

IFAP cited several achievements that stood out when selecting RPS to receive this award.

  • ‘Donesafe’ – the implementation of our online safety management system platform
  • Our subcontractor management program
  • Our monthly HSSEQ bulletin
  • Our HSE information and statistics dashboard
  • Our “R U okay day” event - recognising the importance of mental health in the workplace

This is an outstanding achievement. I’m very proud of all my team for successfully and consistently delivering such high safety standards over so many years. I would like to make special mention of Gavan Wise – our long term MetOcean HSE Advisor, and Sara Owen – our Regional HSSEQ Advisor – they set the bar high and their drive and determination to support us to meet our goals drove us home.”

Greg Bush, General Manager MetOcean

Greg Bush


About the MetOcean team

RPS’ MetOcean team design, build and deploy a wide range of meteorological and oceanographic instruments, often in remote and high-risk locations around the globe. These include metocean arrays for major oil and gas field developments and floating LiDAR buoys for the offshore wind sector.

They work with heavy machinery, equipment and tools in their workshop, and when onsite, they work in high risk offshore environments. Throughout 2019 they’ve delivered these complex projects, all without serious incident:

  • Development and shipment of Floating Lidar buoys for a wind farm off the coast of South Korea, to be deployed in 2020.
  • Completion of two major metocean measurement scopes for Woodside Energy Limited, with 12 months of measurements at more than 30 moorings along two major new pipeline routes.
  • Metocean survey for a wind farm off the coast of New York – including 2 Floating Lidar Buoys and a MetBuoy (in cooperation with our US team)
  • Metocean survey offshore Senegal – 2 MetOcean Buoys and through water column measurements for 12 months
  • Provision and long-term servicing of a directional waverider buoy for Shell’s Prelude project
  • Ongoing servicing and maintenance of Remote Environmental Monitoring and Metocean systems for Woodside, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Beach Energy


About IFAP

IFAP is at the leading edge of workplace health and safety since 1962, continually setting the health and safety training benchmark for all industries.

Now in its 39th year, the Safe Way Awards commenced in 1979 as IFAP’s contribution to Western Australia’s proactive evolvement of safety in the workplace. These awards motivate businesses and people in the workplace to maintain safe work practices.

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Greg Bush

Greg Bush

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