Expo Receives Second RoSPA Safety Award

Expro International Group, a UK-based oilfield service company, recently won a prestigious industry sector Occupational Health and Safety Award for 2006 from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Expro beat off strong competition from several major players in the oil and gas and utilities sector to garner RoSPA’s Oil, Gas and Water Industry Sector Award. Expro has now won RoSPA awards for two years straight; last year, the company won a RoSPA health and safety Gold Award for its global health and safety performance.

Expro will receive this year’s award at a special ceremony at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham on Thursday, May 11. The award ceremony coincides with the staging of the Safety & Health Expo 2006, the UK’s premier health and safety work exhibition.

"Expro has demonstrated how seriously it takes health and safety management and is a fine example to many other companies," said David Rawlins, RoSPA awards manager. "We would like to see more organizations following its lead by providing a positive example."

"Since 2000, Expro has actively been pursuing a company-wide step change in Health and Safety performance in all its global locations," said Jim McQueenie, Expro Group HSEQC manager. "Staff are expected to achieve the same standards of safety wherever we operate, despite working in many challenging and arduous environments."

"Our safety policy and expectations are very clear and employees are challenged to identify and resolve barriers to safety improvement," added McQueenie. "We invest heavily in safety training, competence, and facilities. Following this plan has resulted in a complete change of safety culture and an 80-percent reduction in lost time injury frequency over five years."

"We are proud to have won the RoSPA Oil and Gas Sector Award as it confirms that, in an industry which prides itself on the importance of safety performance, we have attained a standard that is clearly recognized as outstanding," concluded Graeme Coutts, Expro's CEO.