Hi ,

Hello and welcome to the December 2020 monthly update from Step Change in Safety.

As we approach the end of 2020 which I may add has been the strangest of years for us all, I want to thank you all on behalf of Step Change in Safety, for your continued support.

In summary, 2020 required a fundamental change to our normal mode of delivery. With only a small number of attended meetings under our belt, March saw us all heading home. Prior to doing so, we recorded our first series of COVID-19 awareness videos before closing the office doors.

Some nine months on, we have adjusted to online meetings and virtual events which have proven to be successful.

2021 will see us introduce quarterly themes targeting the areas highlighted in both the HSE and OGUK’s annual health and safety reports. These quarterly themes will be used to heighten awareness and understanding in the areas identified in these reports. More information on our themes can be found in our website and media pages.

So, as we leave 2020 behind, we do so knowing that we have made a positive contribution in keeping COVID from our worksites, increased the number of Mental Health first aiders, introduced the e-obs tool which will allow us to trend safety observations across the industry, and increased the number of alerts and moments circulated across the world. We believe that in doing these things we continue to improve safety and wellbeing in our oil and gas industry.

Thank you for your support and may I take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and healthy festive season whether you’re at home or at work.

Take care, stay safe and continue to #PlayYourPart

Steve Rae, Executive Director

Quarterly Themes for 2021

During 2021, we will have quarterly safety themes which will focus on different topics:

🔺 Q1 – Life Saving Rules

🔺 Q2 – Safe Lifting Operations and Preventing Falling Objects

🔺 Q3 – Major Accident Hazard Understanding

🔺 Q4 – Personal Responsibility for Safety


The entire team at Step Change in Safety would like to wish you all a healthy and safe festive season.