MORE than 70 oil and gas industry bosses are to attend today’s annual Step Change in Safety leadership day in the Ardoe House Hotel, near Aberdeen.
Ian Aitchison, leader of the Step Change in Safety support team, said: “There is no other industry in which more than 70 company managing directors and senior representatives come together on a regular basis to discuss safety issues, share lessons learned from major incidents and exchange best practice examples in offshore safety. It is vital that our industry leaders meet regularly to demonstrate their commitment to safety, share ideas and experience, explore some innovative thinking, review current progress and suggest new areas of focus for collaborative action.”
Oil and Gas UK’s chief executive, Malcolm Webb, will call on industry leaders to work through Step Change in Safety and with his body to ensure the oil and gas industry takes proper control of its safety agenda.
He said: “Nobody is better qualified or able than our industry to further improve its safety record and achieve its vision of making the UK offshore the safest place to work in the worldwide oil and gas industry. Step Change in Safety must continue to evolve to a level where it is regarded as a gold standard which companies aspire to achieve and maintain.
“People are still getting hurt in our industry and we must use Step Change in Safety to drive our safety agenda forward to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce.”