New Look for Annual Safety Recognition Awards

A new look event will next week (Wednesday, August 17) celebrate the individuals and companies coming up with new ideas and ways for making the UK oil and gas industry as safe as it can be.

The Offshore Safety Awards – organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety with Maersk Oil as principal sponsor – takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre between 8am and 1.30pm and is the successor to the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards, also organised by both organisations.

Nominees in six different categories have been whittled down to 18 finalists and each will take their turn at different stands explaining to those attending what they or their company has done to earn their finalists’ place. Their efforts will also be explained via video selfies. Event attendees will then vote for who they want to win each category via electronic polling.

Mick Borwell, Director of Health, Safety and Environment Policy, said: “We have taken a fresh approach with the Offshore Safety Awards – one that is very much in keeping with the sharing and learning culture in industry.  We hope those attending will leave feeling inspired by some of the great initiatives being showcased at our event to further improve safety in our sector.”

Les Linklater, Executive Director of Step Change in Safety, added: “Award-winning can be a bit clichéd but it means a lot to all the finalists and the ultimate winners.  This year the finalists will share first hand their work with industry leaders and their peers, they can point to the nomination and the reasons it impacts safety positively. It’s such an authentic way for industry to say “well done – we rate the work you do”.