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The KSSS organisation is made up of the three major shipyards (SHI, DSME and HHI) and nineteen client companies, which are all active participants. There are other shipyards and client companies in an observational role, i.e. whilst being fully supportive they are not active participants but observing and receiving communications of progress and status.

The initial Phase 1 KSSS governance framework established during the development of the standards and implementation included; steering team, program management team, workstreams, implementation team and site leads (See Figure 6).

With Phase 1 completed, a governance framework has been established to ensure sustainability of the KSSS project. This includes; steering team, custodian, implementation team, training integration team and workstreams (See Figure 7) to update and/or develop new standards. The steering team includes senior managers from the shipyards and client companies and will continue to act as support and advice to KOSHIPA.

KOSHIPA will act as the custodian and administrator of the KSSS Standards with responsibilities for the following:

  • Continued management of the KSSS programme;
  • Management, coordination and communications to the KSSS participants;
  • Management and initiation of the KSSS Standard review process which shall be at least every 3 years;
  • Management of any changes to the KSSS Standards in collaboration with shipyard and client participants;
  • Coordination of the audit and assurance process and maintaining and sharing results among KSSS participants;
  • Continue to encourage and the support the shipyards to full implementation of the KSSS Standards.
  • Communicate the KSSS initiative and encourage new shipyard and client participants.
  • Engagements with external stakeholders (MOEL, MOTIE, KOSHA, IOGP, etc.).

The Steering Team will continue with responsibilities as follows:

  • To ensure resources and funding;
  • To remove any barriers and provide steer as necessary:
  • To ensure progress remained on schedule.

The implementation team is responsible for:

  • Continuing to drive implementation through ongoing projects as well as through new projects.
  • Ensuring that the shipyards have a road map to implementation and that the KSSS Standards are gradually embedded into the shipyard HSE-Management Systems;
  • Ensuring that the yards bid, based on the KSSS Standards;
  • Encouraging client companies to include contract language in the bid package that stipulates that the KSSS Standards shall be followed where these exist.
  • Ensuring that the KSSS initiative is communicated to all levels in the shipyards and client companies.

The Training Integration Team is responsible for:

  • Encouraging the yards to continue to collaborate to produce common training courses based on the KSSS Safety Training Standard. This will reduce repeated training if personnel move around, thus saving cost and improving production.
  • Establish which training is mandated by MOEL and must, by current regulation be repeated by each new employer. Engage with MOEL to establish blanket waives to reduce any unnecessary repeated training where this is not shipyard specific.
  • Establish a common training database to record the training of individuals, with tiered permissions and access rights for data entry and viewing. Establish a means for personnel to carry training records with them so it is available for checking at the worksite, this could be by passport, logbooks, chipped ID cards, etc.

A workstream lead is assigned and will form workstreams based on the need for updated or new safety requirements. The requirements may be determined by shipyard or participating clients and communicated to the workstream lead through KOSHIPA or the Steering Team. Although the focus in 2017 will primarily be implementation of the Phase 1 standards, additional standards or enhancement of existing standards may be identified. The workstream lead will then form workstreams as required with the three shipyard and at least four client companies represented and with the correct expertise.

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