Inspection, repair, maintenance and light construction company Harkand has achieved an NHS Healthy Working Lives Bronze Award for its long-term commitment to improving the health and well-being of its staff.
Occupational health and safety action plan
The Aberdeen office received the award after developing an occupational health and safety action plan which encouraged staff to consider healthier food choices, raised awareness of their impact on the wider environment and provided health and safety training.
The Healthy Working Lives Award Programme is designed to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace, offering support to employers and employees to develop practical health promotion and safety themes in the workplace. The programme provides a step-by-step route to improving health at work, including healthy eating, health and safety awareness, supporting staff attendance and addressing mental health and wellbeing issues.
David Kerr, Managing Director of Harkand Europe, said: “It’s a great achievement having our continued efforts to enhance the health, safety and well-being of staff being recognised. Health and safety is of paramount importance to the oil and gas industry so receiving this award is a notable accomplishment.”
Harkand provides offshore vessels, ROVs, diving, survey services, project management and engineering to the oil and gas and renewables industries. Employing close to 1000 people at operation bases in Aberdeen and Houston with headquarters in London; Harkand aims at being the leading subsea IRM and light construction contractor globally.
Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn