Offshore safety champion to share experiences at industry awards

An award-winning offshore safety representative will speak on the importance of collaboration and communication in improving the safety performance of the UK oil and gas industry at this year’s Offshore Safety Awards.

Tommy Timms, Offshore Technician at Nexen Petroleum UK, who was crowned Safety Representative of the Year at the 2017 awards, will make the address at the ceremony on Wednesday 29 August at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. The event, jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety and sponsored by Total, boasts a unique interactive format and celebrates those individuals who go above and beyond to ensure safety remains at the forefront of all operations on the UKCS.

Tommy said: “These awards are a great focal point in the year for the industry to recognise the fantastic work being done by very committed individuals and groups willing to stand up and make a safer environment for every single one of us every day of the year. I was humbled and honoured to receive the Safety Representative of the Year award last year and I’m very proud to return and support the awards this year”.

Jean-Luc Guiziou, Managing Director of Total E&P UK said: “Safety is one of Total’s core values and we are delighted to sponsor this year’s Offshore Safety Awards.  Recognising excellence is an important part of maintaining a strong safety culture and this year those nominated for awards have shown genuine dedication to keeping our workplaces safe. This event is for the industry, by the industry and its unique format in particular helps us share best practises more effectively.”

As part of the event’s unique format, the winners of each award category will be chosen by the event attendees following a short presentation by each. The award categories are:


Notes to Editors:

  1. Tickets for the awards are still available and can be purchased here.

Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Communications Manager Natalie Coupar 01224 577343 /

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.

Step Change in Safety was founded in 1997 by the oil and gas industry trade associations with the aim of making the UK the safest place to work in the global oil and gas industry. In 2014,Step Change in Safety separated from Oil and Gas UK and became an independent, not-for-profit tripartite organisation which represents the workforce, regulators and employers.  Through the its Steering Groups, workgroups and support team,  Step Change in Safety works relentlessly to raise safety standards, share good practice and communicate facts so that no-one becomes complacent about staying safe.