TSMarine Wins Safety Award for Second Straight Year

Aberdeen-based marine and subsea support specialist TSMarine (Contracting) Ltd has won praise from British Prime Minister Tony Blair after scooping a top safety award for the second year in a row.

After successfully passing challenging tests set by an independent adjudicating panel, TSMarine lifted the British Safety Council's esteemed International Safety Award.

Only companies with below-average accident rates are eligible to apply and winners must be able to demonstrate good safety policies and plans as well as a firm commitment to health and safety.

In order to meet the tough criteria, they must set out their health and safety professionals' qualifications and detail significant advances they have made in health and safety for the year.

This is the second time TSMarine has won the award and company representatives will be invited to toast their success with other winners from across the country on May 18, at a ceremony and banquet at London's prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel.

Alasdair Cowie, managing director of TSMarine, said: "Receiving this award for the second year in a row highlights our ongoing commitment to ensuring all our employees are contributing to a positive safety culture in line with industry best practice.

"TSMarine has experienced exceptional growth since formation in 2004 and safety has been one of the cornerstones on which we have built this growth. "We are delighted that our commitment has again been recognized," David Ballard, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: "Now in our 50th year, we have led the way in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice in society.

"In the 21st century, many organizations worldwide are now making health and safety a top priority. Through achieving an International Safety Award, TSMarine is helping to make our vision of a safe working environment a reality."

Blair also added his support, saying: "I offer my congratulations to all the organizations being presented with an award by the British Safety Council. These awards recognize the critical success they have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters.

"This event gives me the opportunity to publicly recognize the important contribution that the British Safety Council makes in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice.

"The Government would like to place on record its appreciation of the support given by the Council in raising awareness of the benefits of effective health, safety and environmental management.

"The challenge facing us is enormous. By continuing to work together in partnership, we will make considerable strides towards achieving our goal for health and safety, including the reduction in the burden on employers and employees and cutting the 40 million working days currently lost each year through work-related ill health and injury," Blair added.

TSMarine (Contracting) Ltd is a specialist marine and subsea operations support services provider, operating in the offshore oil and gas industry and renewable energy markets. The company operates in many areas of the world including the North Sea, Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The company's primary focus is the decommissioning of redundant subsea production facilities including wells, structures, pipelines, umbilicals and protection structures and deepwater salvage support. Tsarina's equipment, vessels, and expertise, also support a diverse cross-section of offshore projects. It is headquartered in Aberdeen, U.K., with a representative in Bergen, Norway, and an office in Perth, Australia.

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