Aberdeen to stage revamped offshore safety showcase next week

Mick Borwell, OGUK
Mick Borwell, OGUK

Eighteen finalists will go head-to-head at a revamped event showcasing the champions of oil industry safety in Aberdeen next week.

The Offshore Safety Awards, organised by Oil and Gas UK and Step Change in Safety, succeed the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards.

Finalists at the event, which starts at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre at 8am on Wednesday, will take turns to put forward their case for winning.

Attendees will then vote for who they want to win each of the six categories via electronic polling.

Mick Borwell, director of health, safety and environment policy, said: “We have taken a fresh approach with the Offshore Safety Awards – one that is very much in keeping with the sharing and learning culture in industry.

“We hope those attending will leave feeling inspired by some of the great initiatives being showcased at our event to further improve safety in our sector.”

Les Linklater, executive director of Step Change in Safety, added: “Award-winning can be a bit clichéd but it means a lot to all the finalists and the ultimate winners.

“This year the finalists will share first hand their work with industry leaders and their peers, they can point to the nomination and the reasons it impacts safety positively. It’s such an authentic way for industry to say ‘well done – we rate the work you do’.”