North Star Shipping has won a top health and safety award from the British Safety Council.
The Aberdeen-based company, which has the largest, wholly-owned British fleet engaged in the UK offshore industry, have been presented with the prestigious Sword of Honour, by the BSC.
North Star, a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm Craig Group, is one of 61 organisations worldwide – and one of only two from the north east of Scotland – that achieved a Sword of Honour which is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.
The company had to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme in the period between August, 2014 and July, 2015 before it could be considered for the award.
Douglas Craig, chairman and managing director of Craig Group, said: “This is a major industry endorsement for North Star Shipping and all the efforts of our masters, crew and HSEQ team. I would like to congratulate everyone involved across the business in working to achieve such a well-respected award.”