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Award-winning Innovations

SUPER TROLLEY - LIFE TEAM

In 2009, Jurong Shipyard’s LIFE team received the Gold Award during the 12th Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Innovations in Marine Industry Convention organised by the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) for developing the "Super Trolley" innovation. In 2010, the team was named the winner in the WSH Innovation Awards (Marine) catergory.

The "Super Trolley" provides a more efficient and effective alternative for the moving of large and heavy cable drums to replace the conventional methods of transporting the drums manually or by cranes. This method not only frees up manpower for other duties but more importantly in the safety aspect, greatly reduces the probability of sustaining physical injuries while transporting the drums.

GUARDRAIL LOCKING DEVICE - HP3

The "Guardrail Locking Device" was conceived by HP3 to effectively secure guardrails around manholes and access openings to prevent falling hazards, while eliminating the need for hot work for the erection of railings. This innovation won the team the Silver Award in 2009 during the 12th Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Innovations in Marine Industry Convention organised by the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI)

 

ELECTRO HYDRAULIC CYLINDER NUT EXTRACTOR - LIFE TEAM

LIFE team from Jurong Machinery and Automation was accorded the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Innovation Awards for their innovative invention, the "Electro Hydraulic Cylinder Nut Extractor", on October 12, 2007. This innovative device boasts the efficient and safe extraction of cylinder nuts during hydraulic cylinder overhaul which has led to enhanced safety as well as cost and time savings of up to 75%. 

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OCTOMASTER - LIFE TEAM

The team from Jurong Shipyard’s HVAC and Hydraulic Department bagged the Gold Award in the 13th Marine Industry Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Innovation Convention in 2010 for the "OctoMaster". This is a systematic, one-stop solution for the safe and efficient overhaul of butterfly valves, resulting in a significant reduction of manual force and the amount of lifting during the overhaul. 

By using two remotely-operated jacking systems to assemble the butterfly valve, this innovation eliminates manual hammering and strenuous use of muscular strength during the process. Direct human contact, interaction and coordination are also significantly reduced resulting in improved safety. Beyond enhancing workplace safety and health, the OctoMaster has resulted in a three-fold increase in productivity, manpower savings of 60% and cost-savings of about 85%.

 

HP Hook - SAFE STAGE

Jurong Shipyard’s Safe Stage team received the WSH Innovation Award and the Gold Award for the ASMI WSH Innovation Teams for Marine Industry in 2008 for the “HP Hook”, a portable and user-friendly device for the secure locking of the body harness hook to scallop holes to enhance safety while working at heights.

The salient feature of the "HP Hook" is the auto-locking mechanism when the body harness is hooked. It features a scissor-type motion, the ability to rotate fully, is portable and light-weight.

PORTABLE PLATFORM - SAFE SCAFF TEAM (A COLLABORATION BETWEEN JURONG SHIPYARD AND SEAH MARINE ENGINEERING)

The "Portable Platform" was developed to provide scaffolders a ‘temporary platform’ and a secure standing point in the ship’s cargohold for the manual distribution of scaffold materials in areas where air winches cannot be set up. Comprising a grated platform, the light-weight Portable Platform is designed with 2 secure points made up of 4 hooks to be secured to the ladders to provide workers with a proper foothold instead of having to balance their weight on the ladder. This enhances safety during the scaffold erection process and leads to increased morale on the job.

A testament to the close working relationship and yard's successful campaigning for proactive ownership of safety responsibility, this device aims to lower risks associated with working at heights during operation. A batch of platforms were successfully fabricated and tested by scaffold personnel, which received favourable feedback and proved to be effective in enhancing safety standards for all scaffolding trades. A bronze award was presented to the team during the ASMI WSH Innovation Teams Convention for Marine Industry 2008.