HSSEQ Bulletin: Apathy – “It won’t happen to me”!

When was the last time you heard, or even said, “It won’t happen to me”? Apathy can be a direct result of a complacent culture and plays a major role in serious adverse events in our industry.

Everyone loses interest or focus from time to time, but when it happens in high risk environments, it can be catastrophic.

Sterile, unfulfilling work environments and roles often leads to boredom and apathy. Creating work environments that engage and challenge people, switching them on through new experiences, such as role rotation, new projects, learning activities and team goals may help to mitigate the impact of apathy in your work place.

Find out what gets your teams energised and work with it. Are they competitive? If so, bring in elements of game theory to your programs. It may be coaching or the ability to coach others so a mentor or buddy strategy may have an impact. The magic seed that is the cure for Apathy is nestled within the spark that is imagination.

How will you think differently and challenge the apathy that may be creeping into your actions, your team or your organisation? Be the person to challenge. Stand in your uniqueness and get inventive. Be open to the new, embrace what could be. It may be the difference that keeps you, your teams or your family safe.


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.