Stork excels at the 2016 Offshore Safety Awards

Stork, a Fluor company, has won the Occupational Health accolade at this year’s Offshore Safety Awards for its purpose built onsite Occupational Health Centre, which is located within Stork’s UK campus in Aberdeen.  This award acknowledged an individual, team or company which has taken steps to implement health policies and practices of proven effectiveness to improve the health of its workforce.

Since 2015, the Occupational Health Centre provides Stork with a hub to deliver health interventions that specifically address the requirements and health needs of their workforce.  From health screening and surveillance programs for employees exposed to occupational health hazards, health and wellbeing support such as training programs for employees in safety critical roles and active case management through to return to work schemes.  One year on and the Centre has supported and trained over 2,000 employees.

The ceremony took place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, UK and was jointly organized by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety.  This year, with a fresh and interactive format, the event saw 18 finalists creating videos, pitching and developing supporting materials to win their category and throughout the course of the day, the audience and wider public participated in the judging process via electronic polling.

Erik-Jan Bijvank, executive vice president for Stork UK & Africa, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award. Being recognized by industry peers at such a unique industry first event is an excellent achievement. This is truly a testament to our team’s hard work and commitment to protecting and supporting the health and wellbeing needs of our employees. We will continue our journey by delivering ongoing value added services to the sector and most importantly to our frontline workforce; from initial face-to-face pre-mobilization readiness to their safe and healthy return trip home.”