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Safety Accolades for Two Aker Solutions Operations

10 May 2011

Aker Solutions in Aberdeen is celebrating two business units being awarded British Safety Council Awards for their outstanding commitment to health and safety.

Aberdeen-headquartered Aker Qserv and Aker Subsea have both earned an International Safety Award with Merit.

This is the thirteenth consecutive year that Subsea, and the seventh consecutive year that Aker Qserv, have been honoured for their outstanding safety performance by the recognised international body.

Rewarding businesses that show a real commitment to improving corporate health and safety, the accolade is acknowledged by the UK Health and Safety Executive as a powerful motivator for achieving high safety standards and more than 600 organisations from across the world apply for the prestigious award each year.

The award marks the latest in a series of commendations for Aker Qserv. The organisation was presented with the pinnacle of safety achievements, a British Safety Council Sword of Honour in 2010 in recognition of its efforts in carrying out its operations with no harm to people, equipment or the environment.

The Subsea business also received the RoSPA Gold Award for Health and Safety for the fourth consecutive year and have been finalists in The UK Energy Institute Safety Award and the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Award.

Tommy Dreelan, managing director of Aker Qserv, said: 'We are very proud of our safety record and always strive to exceed in all aspects of our business to foster a culture of care across our workforce.'

Alan Brunnen, managing director of Aker Subsea Ltd, added: 'It is one thing to tell yourself that you are doing a good job but having this confirmed by an international accreditation organisation like the British Safety Council independently endorses our efforts to date."

The awards will be presented during a banquet at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on May 20.