Chubb technician receives safety award

March 9, 2009


A Chubb Fire technician has been recognised for improving safety on off-shore oil platforms in the North Sea.

Graeme Kerr (pictured above centre), who works on TOTAL’s Alwyn North platform, was nominated by colleagues for ‘actively improving working practices and procedures,’ according to the award nomination.

Graeme was one of eight individuals singled out for praise by the awards’ organiser, TOTAL E&P UK. The awards recognise outstanding achievements by TOTAL staff and contractors in all areas of improving safety, health and the environment.

Here is the nomination statement:
“In his role as a Fire Safety Technician, Graeme is always enthusiastic and actively tries to improve working practices and procedures. He coaches others in his area of expertise and reacts promptly to any safety equipment issues. He also actively participates in TEP UK's safety culture, providing high quality site safety visits.

“Throughout the year, Graeme has been flexible, changing his rota to suit operational requirements and offering to work overtime to ensure specific jobs are done on time and to a high standard. If the praise of colleagues were not enough, Graeme’s attention to detail and good working practices were highlighted by a Health and Safety Inspector during the last HSE inspection on Alwyn.”

Presenting the award to Graeme were Sir Ian Wood, an influential name in the North Sea Oil industry, and Jackie Bird, a Scottish TV presenter.