Remote Paramedic Alfred Sandominick was recently nominated by Operations Supervisor Carl Dugas for an SMS Standout. Alfred was nominated because of customer recognition from an HSE Manager.
The client said, “I just wanted to let you know that we were very impressed with the induction that was given when they boarded the vessel. BP is going to put him up for the BP Value award for Excellence. This is the first time ever that I am aware of BP singling out on our third parties for a job well done.” Alfred is very new to the vessel and Seadrill and it is quite an accomplishment to be given such an award!
We sat down with Alfred to find out what his days are like.
AC: Describe a typical day at work.
AS: Once in my office, I perform a daily water check and log results, as well as refrigerator temperatures. I then keep an eye out for helicopter flight info via email. Once I am notified of the helicopter times, I make an announcement of the time to arrive in the heliwait lounge. I show a pre-flight safety video and ensure the departure logs are signed. I do a similar setup for arriving personnel; they watch an orientation video, tour the rig, including muster areas and lifeboats, and complete new on-board paperwork.
AC: How do you get pumped up for the day?
AS: That is easy. I love what I do so I stay pumped up.
AC: What was the best vacation you have ever taken?
AS: Another easy one, the weekend of November 3-4 my girlfriend and I went to a Bed & Breakfast in Virginia. I asked her to marry me and she said “yes”! It was an amazing weekend.
AC: What is your favorite thing about your job?
AS: The people I meet and become an extended family.
AC: What food could you live on for a month?
AC: What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?
AS: Making friends from long ago on my first rig that I still communicate with and cherish as friends.
AC: Who would play you in a movie?
AS: Mark Wahlberg
AC: What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?
AS: Enjoy what you do and treat everyone with respect.
AC: What is your favorite activity outside of work?
AS: Spend time with my family, friends and loved ones.
AC: Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?
AS: To read minds, so I would be able to know what was on everyone’s mind.
AC: What was the best advice you were ever given?
AS: Trust that the Lord does it in His timing.
AC: Do you have a bucket list? What are the top three things on it?
AS: Yes. Skydive, go to Australia, dive the Great Barrier Reef
AC: Do you have any pets? What are their nicknames?
AS: Yes, Shadow
AC: A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
AS: Hola, I understand my name got called for a drug test.