Gordon Hooker, a welding apprentice for CRC-Evans Pipelines International, Inc. (CRC-Evans) – an international leader in pipeline construction technologies and product development – was recently awarded the Young Health and Safety Champion Award from the British Safety Council in recognition of his commitment to helping ensure the health and safety of his colleagues and others at work.
In its third year, the Young Health and Safety Champion Award recognises young employees of organisations operating across a broad range of industry sectors throughout the world for their respective contributions to their organisation’s health and safety management standards. Organisations that have been awarded an International Safety Award the previous calendar year for their excellence and high standards of health and safety management can nominate young employees for the award. The nominee’s job role must not be related to health or safety, and their contribution to their organisation’s health and safety practices must exceed their job responsibilities.
This year’s winner was selected by an independent panel of judges, chaired by Graham Cohen, a Trustee of the British Safety Council. The award was presented at the 57th International Safety Awards Gala Dinner on 24 April in London, where CRC-Evans was awarded an International Safety Award with Merit for 2015.
“Our independent judges felt that Gordon had gone the extra mile over and above his normal job role and responsibilities to help care for and protect his colleagues,” said Neal Stone, acting Chief Executive of the British Safety Council. “The judges were particularly impressed by Gordon’s efforts to embrace the company’s health and safety culture, the example he sets to other apprentices by working safely and his encouragement of safe behavior among his colleagues.”
“We are so proud of Gordon and his dedication to ensuring that his coworkers and those around him are constantly working in the safest and healthiest environment possible,” said Adam Wynne Hughes, President of CRC-Evans Offshore. “The safety of our employees is and always has been our top priority; Gordon consistently goes above and beyond what’s expected of him to help us achieve that standard, and is extremely deserving of this award and recognition.”
Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton