Bristow Helicopters Soars at Safety Awards

Bristow Helicopters has reached the finals of prestigious safety awards organized by Oil and Gas UK. 

The company's safety initiatives across its operations saw it finish in the shortlist of three finalists for the Innovation in Safety award at The UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards. More than 30 companies entered the innovation category in which BP took the honors. 

Fiona MacLeod, Bristow's Commercial Manager Europe said, "Safety is at the core of everything we do and we are delighted to be recognized by our peers in the energy industry. It is essential that none of us become complacent about safety and as a result we continually strive to improve our safety culture by investing in training and new technology. 

"A finalist position underlines the hard work and dedication the whole team at Bristow has shown to raising safety standards much further than the minimum required." 

Bristow has looked at every aspect of its activity and taken steps to improve safety across the board. This has included: launching a technique which bar codes maintenance tools, trialling a new system to improve flight safety, introducing special helmets to protect engineering and maintenance staff and embarking on major research and development projects. 

These are in addition to its Target Zero policy which encourages employees throughout the world to think safe and act safe. 

Bristow has also recently invested in a new training center in Aberdeen, specifically for the training of new pilots.