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Onshore News: TSMarine receives ultimate safety award - Sword of Honour

Posted on 30.10.2007 - 10:00 EDT in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

TSMarine receives ultimate safety award - Sword of HonourTSMarine has been presented with a British Safety Council Sword of Honour following a ceremony at the historic Goldsmiths' Hall, London.

TSMarine (Contracting) Ltd Aberdeen has been presented with a British Safety Council Sword of Honour following a ceremony at the historic Goldsmiths' Hall, London.

The Aberdeen-based subsea oil and gas service provider offers a range of rigless subsea well intervention, decommissioning and subsea construction support solutions across the world, including the North Sea, Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East and Asia-pacific.

TSMarine (Contracting) Ltd Aberdeen was one of only 40 organisations worldwide presented with a Sword of Honour, which is widely recognised as the pinnacle of safety achievement.

The Sword of Honour scheme, now in its 28th year, recognises organisations that have implemented safety systems that are among the best in the world. Only organisations that achieve the maximum rating of five stars in the Council's Five Star Health and Safety Management System Audit are eligible to apply. Organisations also have to prove they have a culture of aiming for best practice, promoted from the boardroom to the shop floor. The application form covers key areas of safety activity. All applications are independently adjudicated and standards this year were the highest yet.

TSMarine operates a number of highly specified vessels, which are equipped with all relevant ROV, positioning, project and well services systems.

Alasdair Cowie, managing director of TSMarine, said the accolade, the latest in a long line of safety awards, was another major boost for company's plans for future development and commercial potential, and its targets of boosting annual earnings to £100million.

"We have experienced exceptional growth since forming in 2004 and safety has been one of the cornerstones on which we have built this growth," said Mr Cowie. "This is yet another huge success for TSMarine and again cements our ongoing commitment to ensuring all our employees in the UK, Norway and Australia are contributing to a positive safety culture in line with industry best practice."

In congratulating TSMarine (Contracting) Ltd Aberdeen Mr Nimick, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: "Everyone winning a Sword of Honour this year has demonstrated that in addition to ensuring extremely high standards of Health and Safety in the workplace, they have also considered how their business impacts on others. Being a winner of a Sword this year is an exceptional achievement, something that everyone in your company can be proud of."

The HSC Commissioner, Professor Sayeed Khan, was the guest speaker at the luncheon and added his congratulations.

A message of congratulations was also sent by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who said: "I send my congratulations to all of those organisations being presented with a Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council. These awards recognise the crucial success that these organisations and their employees have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters."

Attendees were also reminded that the British Safety Council has developed a new vocational qualification which forms part of a three-way initiative with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The aim of the initiative is to ensure that young people enter the workplace with a firm grasp of important health and safety issues. As part of its charitable mission, the British Safety Council is funding the assessment of 14-19 year olds to help them gain the nationally-recognised qualification. It is expected that over 70,000 young people will gain the award this school year.
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