OGUK and Step Change in Safety have launched a series of posters and social media visuals to maximise COVID-19 safety offshore.
The series of graphics were designed to address the common findings from the industry’s recent COVID-19 outbreak investigation. It is the belief that these consistent, industry-wide messages will not only reduce complacency, but will inform those who may not have been offshore since the pandemic started, to help reduce covid (and other infectious diseases) transmission offshore.
This comes after OGUK announced that the numbers of personnel working offshore has now returned to pre-COVID-19 reduction levels for the first time since the national lockdown of March 2020.
Commenting, OGUK Health, Safety and Environment Advisor Tricia Schooling said:
“Throughout the pandemic, the safety of our workforce has been our paramount concern. As we see the number of personnel working offshore increase, communications like this becomes increasingly more important to ensure the safety of our workforce.
“We continue to encourage colleagues offshore to respect social distancing where possible, follow the guidelines in place and maintain best hand santisation practice.”
Commenting, Step Change in Safety Head of Communications Kirstin Gove said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the way that we all work and has made us reassess how we protect people to help minimise them contracting similar viruses in the future.
“As we move forward in these unprecedented times, we will continue to share examples of how different organisations are reminding colleagues of the guidelines so that, as an industry, we can continue to work together to protect our workforce.”
For an extensive range of safety videos, downloads, best practice guidance and recorded webinars, please visit the COVID-19 section of our website: COVID-19