OPITO to recognize safety leaders at annual awards ceremony

Global standards and workforce development organization OPITO will recognize the leaders in safety training and skills development within the oil and gas sector at this year’s OPITO Global Awards.

One of last year’s award winners, safety training company EGRT Australia; Source: OPITO

OPITO said that the Global Awards would be held on November 7 during the organization’s annual safety and competency conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The international event, which focuses entirely on safety and competency in the oil and gas industry, is expected to attract more than 400 delegates and 20 exhibitors.

The organization is taking nominations across four categories in line with the 2018 conference theme, ‘Skilled for Safety.’ According to OPITO, the awards will honor individuals and companies committed to ensuring their workforce remains safe and competent for the globally recognized OPITO standards.

The Leadership Award and the Emerging Leader Award will see people being recognized for inspiring others as well as developing programmes to improve safety and competency within their workplace.

Businesses able to demonstrate their commitment to personal safety through training, people development and the use of OPITO standards can be entered into the Skilled for Safety Champion or Digital Champion categories.

OPITO CEO, John McDonald, said: “Each year we look forward to seeing how the workforce and companies have approached their commitments to training personnel to the OPITO standards and hearing their stories of cultural change or increased safety targets being met, or often exceeded.

“The annual OPITO Global Awards at our flagship international conference will provide an ideal platform to shine a light on the companies and individuals who best demonstrate these achievements, and crucially provide a chance for further discussion on how together, the energy industry can make safety practices consistently excellent wherever they are around the world.”

The categories are open and the deadline for submitting entries is Friday, September 7.

The OPITO Global event will see an additional technical forum available on November 8 as an optional subsequent day session.

It is expected that around 150 delegates from OPITO’s global network of approved training companies, as well as industry practitioners, will attend the technical forum to discuss the details of delivering the high quality of standards that OPITO sets for the sector around the world.