Distinction for Oil and Gas Safety Record

Author: Frazer MacKay, Sector Director, Oil and Gas

30 July 2015

As Costain turns in another notable Group performance in the annual awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Oil and Gas has continued its excellent safety record.

The sector has been awarded the RoSPA Order of Distinction, given for a minimum of 15 consecutive Gold Awards; Oil and Gas has now logged no fewer than 24 such annual awards in the UK’s premier safety awards.

While huge efforts go into keeping staff safe throughout both the Group and the division, everyone is aware that it can take just a moment’s slip for an accident to occur. To notch up Gold Awards over almost a quarter-century demonstrates the continual level of attention to detail and commitment by Oil and Gas personnel.

The Order of Distinction is won by few organisations and everyone in Oil and Gas should be proud that they are part of one such entity. As well as this overall award, three Oil and Gas sites were honoured with Gold Awards:

  • On the Perenco Dimlington Freon Replacement Project (DFRP) at the Humberside gas refinery, work has been ongoing since 2012 to introduce a more environmentally-friendly refrigeration process. This has seen Costain progressing through concept development to specialist design and complex project delivery.
  • Meeting future environmental requirements has also formed part of our work on the Barrow Terminals Project for Centrica Energy. Following a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) review, Costain is now providing engineering, procurement and construction services. The project also enables increased asset utilisation and supports life extension of gas fields in the East Irish Sea.
  • The provision of industrial services and civils at Total Lindsey Oil Refinery Ltd in North Lincolnshire involves a team of over 50 personnel (increasing to around 200 during major shutdown works) carrying out support services and civil works within the refinery.

We all know just how important health and safety is on our sites. Making sure that everyone gets to the end of their shift, without harm, every day, every month, requires constant focus by everyone – both specialists in the SHE field and personnel ‘on the ground’ out on our project sites.

Be safe!