Signal Ship Repair achieves 1,000 days without a lost time injury

Mobile, AL–31 JAN 2013–Signal Ship Repair, a division of Signal International, Inc., recently attained a milestone of 1,000 days without a lost time injury, on January 30th, 2013. This significant milestone was achieved by the commitment of all Signal Ship Repair employees towards a safe work environment. Signal Ship Repair has several crafts which never had an injury, including; maintenance, security, inside machinist, scaffolding, carpenters, structural welders, riggers, operators, electricians, laborers, and the safety department. The painters and drydock crew will have attained a two-year injury-free milestone on March 15th and 16th respectively.  On May 11th the pipe and structural ship fitters will be injury-free for one year.

“Safety is the number one priority at Signal Ship Repair,” commented Bob Beckmann, senior vice president & general manager of Signal International, Inc., Signal Ship Repair Division. “We have instituted a culture of safety throughout the shipyard with established procedures to sustain a safe and healthy workplace.” Each employee receives a Safety License at an initial Safety Training Orientation along with continuous training. This Workplace Safety Program enables any employee the right to stop work or refuse work that may be deemed unsafe using their Safety License. Prior to a task beginning, a work permit is obtained which requires a job risk analysis be performed to ensure the task can safely be accomplished.  

Established in 2010, Signal Ship Repair’s primary business is ship repair and conversion. Located in the Port of Mobile, Alabama, Signal Ship Repair’s facility is situated on 53 acres and 4,400 feet of waterfront, has two dry docks and mooring capability for vessels 1,000 feet (305 meters) in length. Currently Signal Ship Repair employs nearly 300 people.


About Signal International:
Signal International, Inc., is an integrated company providing global services to the offshore, marine and naval industries. As a leading supplier of marine and fabrication services, the core business is construction, repair, and conversion of offshore drilling rigs, ships and vessels. The company utilizes world-class continuous flow manufacturing processes for fabrication of marine vessels, modules for refinery expansion and offshore renewable energy components. Recognized as one of the “Best Large Shipyards” for excellence in safety, Signal is known for quality workmanship, on time and on budget. Headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, Signal operates four production facilities in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.

By Professional Mariner Staff