Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK announce Safety Awards finalists

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Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK announce Safety Awards finalists

The finalists for this year’s Offshore Safety Awards have been announced. The awards – jointly organised by Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK with TOTAL as principal sponsor – celebrate the outstanding individuals and companies going the extra mile to ensure safe operations on the UK Continental Shelf.

Les Linklater, Executive Director with Step Change in Safety said: “We had an overwhelming response to our call for entries which is a fantastic reflection of our industry’s continued focus on maintaining safe operations.  Our judging panel had a strong field to choose from and I’d like to extend my congratulations to all our finalists for being shortlisted, a fantastic achievement.”

Matt Abraham, Health, Safety and Environment Director with Oil & Gas UK: “In the 30th year since the Piper Alpha disaster, discussions around safety come with a particular poignancy. These awards are an important part of ensuring we never lose focus on improving safety in the UKCS and we never become complacent. Well done to all our finalists and we look forward to celebrating their achievements in August.”

The finalists and the six categories are:


Safety Rep

Martin Barnes


William Davidson


Paul Parkes



Safety Leadership

James Ellerton


Brian Miller


Carolyn Smith



Workforce Engagement

ETAP Safety Reps


Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal Team

ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited

Buzzard Offshore Team



Innovation in Safety


ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited



Sharing & Learning

Jim Brand

Total E&P UK Limited

Alan Dickson and Fiona Fleming


Process Safety Barrier Team

ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited


Operational Integrity

Marcin Nazaruk


Wayne Fletcher

ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited




The finalists will attend an interactive awards ceremony like no other at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on Wednesday 29 August where they will pitch their safety initiative directly to attendees, who will get the chance to cast their vote and ultimately decide on the winners of this year’s awards. 

To book your place at the event visit:  Offshore Safety Awards website