UK Safety Award Recognizes Five Consecutive Gold Awards, 9 Years Without a Lost-Time IncidentSource: 16 June 2014
Conductor Installation Services (CIS), an Acteon company that provides hammer services to install conductors and drive piles, has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for Occupational Health and Safety from the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The prize is only awarded to those organizations that have received a Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety for 5 consecutive years, which CIS achieved this year. Once again, CIS completed another year of operation without a lost-time incident (LTI).
Working Safe Paves Path to Success
Since opening its doors in 2005, CIS has made safety a top priority, investing in training in safe practices that has made it possible for the company to achieve a great deal without compromising quality or putting others at risk, the company said.
“CIS has installed conductors for us in a wide range of environments, from tropical waters offshore Colombia, Malaysia and Qatar, to the frigid Caspian Sea. Regardless of the environment, CIS brings with it a commitment to safety,” said Anthony Papalia, regional business unit manager for Weatherford. “While working with CIS for the past 9 years, we have had zero recordable safety issues and incidents. In collaboration with CIS, we are able to meet our HSE standards of excellence at Weatherford,” he added.
The RoSPA Awards criteria takes into consideration not only accident records, but also the entrant’s overall health and safety management systems, recognizing important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
Highest Safety Accolade in UK
“Working in the oil and gas industry is unlike any other. Yes, it is highly rewarding, but carries with it predictable risks. Whether working onshore or offshore, these risks must be addressed each and every day, which is why commitment to safety is an essential part of the CIS working experience,” said Andy Penman, group managing director of the CIS Group. “Receiving the Gold Medal, the UK’s highest safety accolade, means that our people are choosing to work safely, with great care and vigilance. They recognize that operating year after year without a single LTI would not be possible without their dedication, so I am deeply grateful to them,” he added.
In recognition of this outstanding achievement, Andy Penman, group managing director of CIS, was presented the award by Michael Parker, RoSPA vice chairman, at the RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards Ceremony in Birmingham, England.
CIS, a member of Acteon’s Conductors, Risers, and Flowlines group, provides conductor and pile installation services associated with construction projects carried out in the global oil and gas industry. These services are carried out both onshore and offshore to, for example, create foundations for new wells, platforms, bridges, and jetties.
The range of services provided by CIS supports the Acteon Group’s commitment to defining subsea services across a range of interconnected disciplines.