New award category revealed as nominations open for the 2019 Offshore Safety Awards

The search is on for the people and companies who have gone the extra mile to ensure safety remains at the forefront of North Sea operations for the 2019 OGUK Offshore Safety Awards.

Included in this year’s awards, jointly organised by OGUK and Step Change in Safety with principal sponsor TOTAL,

is a new category for Maritime Safety. Sponsored by the Marine Safety Forum, this award recognises a seafarer who demonstrates a passion for safety, leads by example and continually strives for safe operations.

Commenting, Matt Abraham, HSE and Supply Chain Director OGUK said:

“The Offshore Safety Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge the excellent work being done to promote safety across our industry. I’m pleased to see that maritime safety has been added to the roster of accolades this year as it plays an integral part in North Sea operations, along with pan industry efforts to help ensure the UKCS remains among the safest operating environments in the world.”

The awards ceremony, to be held on the Thursday 29 August at P&J Live, Aberdeen will use a novel interactive format allowing the audience to participate in the judging.

Steve Rae, Executive Director Step Change in Safety said:

“The Offshore Safety Awards provide us with the opportunity to give positive feedback and recognition to both employees and employers across a broad spectrum of categories within our industry.  Positive feedback and recognition are fundamental ingredients required to develop a strong and sustainable safety culture which provides us with the means to deliver on our goal of making the UKCS the safest O&G region in the world.

Step Change in Safety is honoured to be co-organising this event and looks forward to welcoming everyone to a celebration of stellar performance and outstanding contributions.  I encourage you to join us and “play your part” in shaping our Industries Safety Culture””

All entries must be submitted by 26 June. The categories in the 2019 Offshore Safety Awards are:





For further information, please contact: Oil & Gas UK Communications Adviser Lucy Buglass on 020 7802 2404 or  or Step Change in Safety Head of Communications Kirstin Gove on 01224 577345 or

Notes to Editors: ​

  1. Applicants are asked to visit the Offshore Safety Awards website for full details of how to apply.