3rd July 2012
North Star Shipping wins international safety award for eleventh consecutive year
North Star Shipping, a division of Craig Group, has scooped a prestigious international award from one of the world’s leading health and safety bodies for the eleventh year in a row.
The British Safety Council has awarded the esteemed International Safety Award with Merit to North Star Shipping following assessment by a strict independent adjudication panel.
For an organisation to win this award it must have comprehensive health and safety policies, targeted plans and a clear commitment to health and safety in all areas – from the vessels at sea to the boardroom at Head Office. It must also be committed to the promotion of a positive safety culture.
North Star demonstrated the competence of those responsible for the management of health and safety and provided clear evidence about improvements achieved in health and safety during the year.
At present the fleet stands at 35 vessels and includes a mix of Platform Supply, Tanker Assist, ROV Survey, as well as Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRVs).
North Star managing director, Callum Bruce, said: “This is an outstanding achievement and reflects the importance we place on safety at North Star Shipping.
“With more than 1,000 people involved in our operations in some of the most challenging conditions we are justifiably proud of these results and of our crew and staff’s commitment to a living safety culture.”
Alex Botha, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said: "For more than 50 years, we have led the way in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice in society.
“In the 21st century, many organisations worldwide are now making health and safety a top priority. Through achieving an International Safety Award, North Star Shipping is helping to make our vision of a safe working environment a reality."