The outstanding safety performance of North Star Shipping has been recognised by one of the world's leading health and safety bodies for the fourteenth consecutive year.
North Star Shipping, a division of family-owned global shipping and energy services firm Craig Group, has received an exceptional safety accolade - the International Safety Award - with distinction from the British Safety Council for its performance in relation to safety and its proactive safety management system.
The company has also been announced as an International Safety Award winning organisation shortlisted for the newly instituted sector awards. This year 33 companies have been shortlisted as deserving candidates for the new sector awards - North Star Shipping for the oil, gas and mining section.
The fleet now has an average of 2372 days Lost Time Incident free which means that on average the vessels, operating in a high risk environment, have gone six and half years without any accident or injury.
North Star Shipping, Senior QHSE Manager Eddie Perkins said:
“We are absolutely thrilled that both the work carried out by our QHSE team and by every one of our crew members aboard each of our vessels has been recognised. Safety is at the forefront of all we do and to achieve recognition at this level is testament to the importance we place on it.”
Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said:
“The success criteria for our International Safety Awards is challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of ensuring the risks of injury and ill health in the workplace are properly controlled. Awards have an important part to play in driving improvements in health and safety management year on year. North Star Shipping should be rightly proud of their achievement.”