Shapoorji Pallonji Oil & Gas (SP O&G) Pvt. Ltd was commemorated with the Sword of Honour Award in Process Safety, from the UK-based British Safety Council on November 22, in London. The award in ‘Process Safety’ was conferred to the Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) Armada Sterling and FPSO Armada Sterling II. Moored in the western offshore oil & gas fields of India, the FPSOs are operating safely with 100 per cent uptime and without a Lost-Time Incident (LTI) for over 11 concurrent years.
SP O&G is the only Indian organisation to win the British Safety Council Sword of Honour 2019 in the category. Last year both FPSOs also received the Sword of Honour Award in ‘Occupational Health Safety & Wellbeing’.
“By achieving five stars in stringent British Safety Council Audit Specifications in process safety and being the first such organisation in India, winning the Sword of Honour in Process Safety, we have demonstrated our commitment and resolve to achieve the highest standards of health and safety management,” said Ravi Shankar, CEO, SP O&G.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council, I would like to congratulate Shapoorji Pallonji Bumi Armada Offshore Pvt Ltd & SP Armada Oil Exploration Pvt Ltd on achieving the very highest standards of health, safety and environmental management. Excellence at this level is very hard to win,” said Lawrence Waterman, Chairman, British Safety Council.
“I would like to congratulate the Shapoorji Pallonji Bumi Armada Offshore Pvt Ltd & SP Armada Oil Exploration Pvt Ltd and its staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplace safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities,” said Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, British Safety Council.
The British Safety Council UK is a non-profit organisation working to promote safety at workplaces from the past 62 years and has structured very stringent selection criteria for the Sword of Honour award. To compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation first has to achieve the maximum of five stars in the British Safety Council’s Process Safety audit scheme for a year.