Continuous improvement is an essential element of our organization & any Oil Spill Response Training and Exercise Program.
While training and exercises provide personnel with knowledge and experience, they are also opportunities to learn valuable lessons that lead to improvements in oil spill response preparedness.
The action items generated during training events or exercises and critique meetings must be captured in the organization’s improvement tracking system to ensure they are actioned, implemented and completed.
Improvement action items may involve the following but is not limited to:
· Plan revisions.
· Changes to training or drill/exercise formats or processes.
· Changes to company response procedures/processes.
· Changing training and exercise requirements or frequencies.
· Amendments to the Multi-Year Emergency Oil Spill.
· Response Training and Exercise Program’s.
· Purchase of additional equipment or supplies.
· Changes in oil spill response strategies and tactics.
Tracking such items to completion will ensure that the organization continues to improve as spill response resources, technology, and strategies evolve over time.
OSCAR uses KPI’s to track annual performance or a clients performance where given items are recorded and must be incrementally increased annually to show continuous improvement which in turn improve Safety, Health, Environment Quality, Image & Cost (SHEQIC) and is done in harmony with Operational Excellence (OE) which is a philosophy of the workplace where problem solving, teamwork, and leadership results in the ongoing improvement in an organization.
The process involves focusing on the customers' needs, keeping the employees positive and empowered, and continually improving the current activities in the workplace.