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Offshore experiences to be shared at ceremony celebrating safety

21 August 2017

Feedback from the frontline will be shared by an award-winning offshore safety rep at an industry celebration taking place on Wednesday (Aug 23).

Stuart Mann will share some of his North Sea safety experiences at the Offshore Safety Awards organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety and taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Stuart Mann gives the view from the workforce at the Offshore Safety Awards

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician – who became a safety rep in 2006 – is one of the speakers at the event which celebrates the people and companies going the extra mile for offshore safety.

The father-of-three was named BP’s Safety Rep of the Year in 2008 and then the following year took the title of Safety Rep of the Year at the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards: the predecessor to the Offshore Safety Awards.

Stuart, who chairs BP’s UK Safety Reps Forum and is part of Step Change’s G18 committee of elected safety reps, said: “As well as giving a personal view of safety offshore, I look forward to hearing more about the different safety ideas and initiatives that have earned the finalists their place in the Offshore Safety Awards.”

Maersk Oil is principal sponsor of the Awards. Chief Operating Officer Martin Rune Pederson, who is also addressing the event, said: “Maersk Oil is proud to sponsor the Offshore Safety Awards as the leading industry celebration of safety best practice. The recent Oil & Gas UK Health and Safety Report shows that the industry is making positive progress, and this event encourages the knowledge sharing and learning across the industry which promotes further improvement.”


Notes to Editors:

Media are welcome to attend the awards which begin at 8.30am and end at 1pm with the winners being announced at 11.20am. Please confirm your attendance with Oil & Gas UK Communications Manager Jennifer Phillips on 01224 577279 / [email protected]

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.

About Step Change in Safety (SCiS)

Step Change in Safety is a member-led organisation which has more than 150 oil and gas operators and suppliers as members.

The organisation was founded in 1997 by the trade union associations, in line with Oil & Gas UK (O&G UK) with the strategy to reduce injury rate in the North Sea by up to 50%. Some years later the organisation became independent of O&G UK and delivered the mission to make the UKCS the safest place to work in the worldwide oil and gas industry.

Since then Step Change in Safety has delivered significant and industry changing projects and guidance, including Simplification, Workforce Engagement, Boots on for Safety, Joined-Up Thinking and Major Accident Hazards,  which have been adopted by most of its members.

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