A welding apprentice from CRC-Evans Offshore in Aberdeen has been named as Young Health and Safety Champion in the 2015 British Safety Council awards in London.
The nomination for Gordon Hooker, a third-year apprentice, noted: “Gordon continues to raise the bar and sets a great example to other apprentices, and in particular has an ability to reinforce good behaviour and challenge unsafe ones.
“He regularly completes hazard observation cards and has won the monthly prize for best safety suggestion on several occasions. On his last project, Gordon completed over 350 welds with no repairs or safety issues.“
Meanwhile, the winners of 2015 industry safety awards celebrating the people and companies striving to ensure North Sea oil and gas operations are as safe as they can be have been announced by UK Oil and Gas at an event in Aberdeen; –
Safety Leadership: Vic Retalic, Health and Safety Manager, Premier Oil
Safety Representative of the Year: Karen McCombie, Offshore Support Planner, Sodexo
Innovation in Safety was awarded to BG Group and Amec Foster Wheeler
Workforce Engagement was won by BP’s Bruce Platform Team
Occupational Health & Hygiene; Lesley Officer, HR Manager, Rowan Drilling UK
Sharing and Learning: Neil Clark, Chief Executive, IHF Ltd
Les Linklater, Executive Director, Step Change in Safety, commented: “This year’s safety awards were a real cause for celebration. We have seen some tremendous efforts from individuals and companies who are doing all they can to continuously improve the safety of the North Sea.
“Everyone at the ceremony should feel encouraged and challenged to bolster their safety efforts and ensure that maintaining safe and efficient operations is kept a priority despite the challenges the industry is facing.”