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Applus awarded 2016 Q1 Safety Award by Essar Stanlow Refinery

08/06/2016

Applus are delighted to have been selected by Essar for their “Q1 Safety Award” for 2016.

The award was given to Applus despite serious competition from a number of other suppliers who also delivered the highest standards of safety performance to Essar during the period. Applus stand out performance was achieved whilst having large Personnel numbers on 2 x shutdowns during 2016.
Mal Rogers – Essar Site Safety Manager and his Safety Department determined the award by ranking the leading and lagging indicators across all contractors.


The key lagging indicator (the number of Accidents / Incidents in Q1) was Zero for Applus.


Additionally several leading indicators and safety related initiatives were used, such as:

  • Large number of Safety Observations and interventions including awards for “best suggestions”.
  • Ownership and Chairing of Business Partners Safety Forum including “action tracking”.
  • Feedback questionnaires to attendees to improve content and include relevant guest speakers, which has increased attendance numbers.
  • Increased visibility by A+ Safety team on site and presenting at Forums.
  • Inviting key Essar personnel to weekly safety Standstills.
  • Increased safety visits by QHSE Advisors – and inviting client personnel to participate with them.


The award is recognition for the hard work put in during past year to move from negative to positive reputation.
Paul Wilcox, Essar Inspection Manager, was pleased to congratulate the Applus team on their success.
“Congratulations with your latest safety award at Stanlow. Please also pass on my congratulations to the whole team.
You have each worked hard to make the required improvement during this successful journey, and more importantly to ensure no one gets hurt.
Now you are at the top which other teams aspire to….you must maintain this status.
Well done.”

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