Medals UK was commissioned to produce the Oil and Gas UK Offshore Safety Award Medal in 2017. The prestigious award celebrates those who go beyond the call of duty to make the UK Continental Shelf one of the safest oil and gas basins to work in globally.
The initiative is jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety. Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies. Step Change in Safety is a member-led organisation which has more than 150 oil and gas operators and suppliers as members. The organisation was founded in 1997 by the trade union associations, in line with Oil & Gas UK (O&G UK) with the strategy to reduce injury rate in the North Sea by up to 50%. Some years later the organisation became independent of O&G UK and delivered the mission to make the UKCS the safest place to work in the worldwide oil and gas industry.
Since then Step Change in Safety has delivered significant and industry changing projects and guidance, including Simplification, Workforce Engagement, Boots on for Safety, Joined-Up Thinking and Major Accident Hazards, which have been adopted by most of its members.
The Oil and Gas UK Offshore Safety Award Medal has been produced in gold and silver with enamel elements and comes in a presentation case.
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