Step Change in Safety Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Sold-Out Event

The energy industry’s member-led safety organisation Step Change in Safety is today (Thursday 8th September) holding a 25th-year celebratory event at P&J Live.

Founded in 1997 by the oil and gas industry trade associations, Step Change in Safety has continuously developed and introduced high-quality safety resources, specifically aimed at improving safety in the UK energy industry.

The full-day event, hosted by Andrea Brymer of STV, will include keynote presentations, interactive panel / quiz sessions, Step Change in Safety recognition awards and the Industry’s Offshore Safety Awards – which will be jointly presented by OEUK.

Steve Rae, Executive Director of Step Change in Safety, says, “Today will be one of reflection, celebration, thanks and looking ahead. The UK offshore energies industry puts safety at the top of its business agenda and companies continuously work in collaboration on a range of safety programmes. Today is one of celebration and recognition for these companies and their employees.”

Steve continues, “Over time, Step Change in Safety has evolved and adapted to the changing safety needs and challenges faced by the UK energy industry. We have embraced new technologies, grown our portfolio of resources and member events, and supported the industry in equipping its workforce to recognise risks and hazards associated with the complex business of producing offshore energy. Together with our growing membership, we continue to strive to improve safety through engagement, leadership and collaboration.“

Since my appointment as Executive Director in 2019, it has been a privilege to lead the support team who are dedicated to supporting the workforce in their efforts to maintain a safe workplace and return home safely to their loved ones. This always comes first, is the bedrock of our organisation and what shapes our goals. As the industry transitions to renewables, we need to ensure that we take the valuable lessons learned with us and adopt the same approach. Many of our larger member companies are already transitioning into renewable and alternative energies and we look forward to assisting them to do so with a mindset of safety first, always.”

Steve concludes, “We really look forward to welcoming all attendees today, to join us as we celebrate, recognise, and network in person – something we have all missed over the last few years.“

This in-person event is for all our members’ employees and also includes a live quiz that has been designed to allow remote teams from offshore and onshore worksites to participate.“Finally, we would like to thank principal sponsor Harbour Energy and all other organisations supporting today’s event.”