Expro Wins Health and Safety Honor

Expro International Group PLC has won a prestigious international award for its global health and safety performance for the second year running.

Expro beat more than 50 other companies to again lift the title in the oil and gas industry sector at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health & Safety awards, held in Birmingham. Runner up was Shell's Stanlow Refinery in the North of England.

Last year, Expro became the first service company to win the same award, while in 2005, at the first time of entering, Expro won a RoSPA gold award for its global health and safety performance.

Expro, which employs more than 4,000 people in 50 countries, including more than 700 at its base in Dyce, Aberdeen, had to demonstrate best statistical performance over the past five years, excellent health and safety processes and innovation in the training and development of staff.

This year's awards ceremony, held on May 22, was hosted by president of RoSPA, Baroness Anne Gibson of Market Rasen, deputy president Lord Jordon of Bournville and vice-president Lord Brougham & Vaux. Expro's group HSEQC manager Jim McQueenie attended the event to receive the award.

Mr McQueenie said: "For Expro to win this award last year was of huge importance, and to repeat that success is an outstanding achievement. It speaks volumes for our health and safety record worldwide and is testament to our people and processes across the company. We have improved our health and safety performance levels over those of last year, and for this to be recognized at an international level by the world's largest health and safety charity is a tremendous bonus."

Tom Mullarkey, RoSPA chief executive, said: "Expro has demonstrated how seriously it takes health and safety management and is a fine example to many other companies. We would like to see more organizations following its lead.

"For more than 50 years, RoSPA has been seeking to identify the best of the UK's and the world's higher performers in health and safety. Sector award winners such as Expro stand as a beacon to other organizations and we urge others to learn from and emulate their achievements. "

Expro's business is well flow management, and it is a market leader in providing services and products that measure, improve, control and process flow from high-value oil and gas wells. It is organized into five marketing areas: Well Testing & Commissioning, Production Systems, Wireline Intervention, Connectors & Measurements and Drilling Chokes. With its head office in the UK, Expro employs more than 4,000 staff in 50 countries. The company's acquisitions now consolidated under the new Expro brand are Ecodrill, DHV Downhole Video, Flarestack, Kinley, Tronic, Matre, Petrotech, Power Chokes, PowerWell Services, and Surface Production Systems.

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