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RBG's Base Facility Team Reaches Significant Safety Landmark

17 June 2011

RBG, the leading provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services, has achieved more than 1,000,000 manhours without a lost time incident (LTI) across its base facility operations.

RBG’s base facility team, which has more than 70 employees and operates from Aberdeen, UK, oversees the shipping of plant to onshore and offshore facilities worldwide and, in 2010, safely transported thousands of tonnes of plant to more than 65 global locations. The team also services, stores and tracks plant and equipment, maintains the relevant certification, manages cargo transportation and coordinates custom requirements for all shipped material.

The achievement marks the latest milestone in the company’s REACH safety program which, since its launch in December 2009, has played a major role in reducing lost time incident frequency by 51% in the UKCS and 38.5% globally. The REACH aims to create a stronger, safer culture throughout RBG and in 2011 the programme has expanded to improve the company’s full HSEQ remit.

Fraser Coull, RBG’s operations support director, said: "Passing a million manhours without an LTI is a great achievement for the base facility team and highlights their excellent attitude and commitment to safety. Achieving the highest safety standards is of the utmost importance and REACH has helped instil this in every aspect of their day-to-day working lives.

"Our base facility team provides a vital support function to the global operations of RBG and our clients and reaching this safety milestone is testament to their hard work and dedication to safety. The excellent safety record is an example of what can be achieved when each and every team member is committed to delivering safety excellence.”

Mike Mann, RBG’s group HSEQ director, said: "This latest success is a great example of our REACH culture and I would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts in making the base facility a safe place to work.”