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May 26, 2017

There is still time to shine a spotlight on the people and companies doing their best for offshore health and safety after organisers extended the deadline for entries to this year’s Offshore Safety Awards.

The closing date for nominations to the event – organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety, with Maersk Oil as principal sponsor – has been extended to 12 noon on Friday 2 June.

Mick Borwell, Health, Safety and Environment Policy Director with Oil & Gas UK, said: “We had a really high calibre of entries to our awards when they were held, in their new format, for the first time last year. We’re seeing the same again this year and wish to ensure as many people as possible can submit their entries before judging gets underway in June.”

Les Linklater, Executive Director of Step Change in Safety, said: “The Offshore Safety Awards are all about sharing and learning from the success of others. This is something our industry is embracing and we are really trying to encourage as many people as possible to participate and nominate in this year’s awards. We know there are some amazing organisations and individuals out there who are hugely successful in the safety space and we want to hear from them, and celebrate their achievements.”

There are six categories in the Awards – open to all companies and organisations operating in or involved with UK offshore operations – and they are:

  • Sharing and Learning
  • Workforce Engagement
  • Innovation in Safety
  • Safety Representative of the Year
  • Safety Leadership
  • Operational Integrity

A panel of judges and those attending the awards will decide the winner of each category at the interactive event which takes place on Wednesday 23 August at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

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