Five stars again in offshore health and safety for Aramark

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Aramark, the global provider of food, facilities management and uniform services, has once again achieved top marks for health and safety offshore from the British Safety Council (BSC).

For the eighth year running, the company has achieved a ‘five star’ rating in the BSC’s combined occupational health and safety audit. The BSC describes the accolade, which provides a detailed evaluation of Aramark’s health and safety management systems, as “an excellent achievement which clearly demonstrates commitment to health and safety”.

As part of the same process, Aramark’s offshore operations have also been recommended to be re-awarded BS OHSAS 18001 certification, an international standard for good practice in this area.

The news comes just months after Aramark’s offshore team received the British Safety Council’s Sword of Honour – awarded to the ‘best of the best’ in health and safety management – for the fourth year running.

2014 also saw Aramark’s offshore team win the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award, and RoSPA’s Order of Distinction (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents).

Andrew Thomson, Managing Director – Offshore, North Sea for Aramark, said: “We are proud that once again we have independent recognition of our commitment to excellence in health and safety. A safe working environment is critical on platforms and rigs and it’s vital that all on-board service providers can demonstrate excellence in this area.

“The continued hard work of Aramark’s teams helps ensure that we continue to meet our health and safety goals, and shows us making good on our company mission to deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives.”

Headquartered in Dyce, Aberdeen, Aramark’s offshore team looks after thousands of employees who work on offshore gas and oil installations and in the marine industry. Its key activities are hotel and catering services and facilities management, but the company also provides services ranging from heli-deck management through to gym equipment maintenance and architectural accommodation refurbishment.

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