Celebrating safety success on World Day for Safety and Health at Work

This Sunday (28 April) marks the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ and this year’s celebration takes on added poignancy as it also marks the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster - the world’s worst offshore catastrophe which claimed the lives of 167 oilworkers on 6 July 1988.

This Sunday (28 April) marks the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ and this year’s celebration takes on added poignancy as it also marks the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster - the world’s worst offshore catastrophe which claimed the lives of 167 oilworkers on 6 July 1988.

Piper Alpha serves as a constant reminder of the challenges our operatives at the ‘sharp end’ face each and every day and what can go wrong in the hazardous environments in which we operate.

As a company, we are committed to being recognised as a world leader in safety and ensuring our employees go home safely at the end of each trip and day.

To help us achieve this, we constantly look for ways to improve the safety of our operations and champion the individuals and teams that deliver outstanding safety performance.

This was demonstrated recently when Stork was presented with two prestigious industry awards at the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards annual ceremony held in Aberdeen.

Marc Brankin, Scaffold Chargehand for Stork won ‘The Most Promising Individual’ for his exemplary attitude and behaviour towards offshore safety, while Stork and bSolutions of Banff and Buchan College jointly won the ‘Innovation in Safety’ award for establishing an industry-first HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) Temporary Refuge (TR) Testing City & Guilds Qualification.

This is an excellent achievement and I want to personally thank Marc and the HVACR team for their commitment to improving safety. These are the latest in a long line of safety awards we have won in the recent years and I am confident we can replicate this across the wider business given the excellent work that we deliver to the highest safety standards.

I look forward to celebrating more safety successes in 2013 and beyond as we improve safety together.

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