Safety steps recognized

July 2, 2014

Industry excellence in health and safety was recognized at the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards in Aberdeen at the end of April. The event recognizes and honors the companies and people who embody the spirit of safety and innovation across the sector.

Step Change in Safety Team Leader Les Linklater presented the Services to Safety Award posthumously to Steve Walton, a safety leader in the industry who under- stood the importance of people in the safety equation. Walton passed away last year and the award was presented to his widow Marie. “Steve played a pivotal role in introducing countless safety measures and as one of the first elected safety representatives to sit on the Step Change in Safety Leadership Team; he played his part at the highest level,” said Linklater. “He is a great loss to the industry and we remember him today because of the difference he made.”

All winners were presented with The UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Award medal, designed by sculptor Marian Fountain. Nominations for the 2015 awards will open in January 2015.

The category winners were: