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Nominations Open for Global Offshore Safety and Competency Awards

06 June 2012

Employers and training providers are being invited to submit their nominations for the OPITO Safety and Competency Awards 2012 which recognise organisations that achieve the highest safety standards in the oil and gas industry.

The accolades will be presented at the OPITO Safety and Competency Conference held at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE on Tuesday 20 November 2012. The event is supported by Falck Nutec, SEFtec Global Training and Atlas.

OPITO awards recognise companies that can best demonstrate their commitment to building a safe and competent workforce through OPITO standards.

This will be the OSCC’s third year after it was introduced as an annual event to bring operators, contractors and the supply chain together with training organisations to provide a forum for improving standards of safety and competency that protect the workforce and the industry’s reputation.

Entrants will be shortlisted to three finalists in each category and a short video of the finalists will be played to the conference audience.

Any company can enter the Employers Award if they can demonstrate their commitment to building a safe and competent workforce through the use of OPITO standards. Criteria to be judged will include the rationale for adopting the standards, range, number of staff trained or assessed to OPITO standards in the last 12 months, geographical location and examples where OPITO standards have shown an improvement in safety and competence.

The OPITO Approved Training Providers Award recognises the training provider which best demonstrates its commitment to developing the skills of their staff to deliver OPITO training. Criteria examines the range of standards used in the development program, the number of staff involved over the year, structure and timeframe of the development program and examples of innovation in learning and development.

Nominations must arrive no later than Friday 24 August and further details can be found at

The awards will take place at the one day conference, which this year has the theme of Managing the Safety Chain. Upwards of 300 delegates from around the world are expected to attend.