RMT regional organiser Jake Molloy has described Piper Alpha as a “turning point” for the North Sea oil and gas industry as relatives and workers met to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the disaster.
A meeting was also held at Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen yesterday as industry leaders met to discuss how to apply standardisation across companies in a bid to work more efficiently.
Speaking to Energy Voice, Molloy said: “It was a turning point for the industry and the way we work today. The 167 guys we lost, drive everything that we do today as a consequence of that event we continue to strive to improve safety all the time to prevent that ever happening again.
“There have undoubtedly been improvements but the ethos of safety today is of continuous improvement and that’s part of the reason we gathered at the memorial today to talk about how we deliver on that continuous improvement… simplification, standardisation as a step change initiative which we believe will take us that step forward on a road of continuous improvement.”
Watch the full interview with Jake below.
For all our Piper Alpha coverage from the 28th anniversary go here.