CAN Group grabs two safety awards, aims to make it four in row

CAN Group, has been recognised by the British Safety Council with two prestigious international industry awards for its efforts in ensuring workplace safety.

CAN Group’s efforts in ensuring workplace safety on projects such as the installation of a 48’ seawater caisson has seen the business nominated for four awards.

The Aberdeen headquartered business was awarded an International Safety Award with Merit for its performance over the last year and a further Sector Safety Award in the highly competitive oil and gas category.

CAN is looking to follow up on these successes at the Scottish Business Awards later this month and the CHeRries Awards in June, having been short-listed as finalists in both.

Formed in 1986, when it pioneered industrial rope access techniques offshore, CAN Group is now a diversified market leader with three distinct business streams: ENGTEQ, VENTEQ and CAN. Together these businesses provide a comprehensive asset integrity service, offering integrity engineering, quality assurance and quality control services, inspection, maintenance and access solutions.

The firm secured the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award after demonstrating its strong health and safety performance.

Innes Walker, group director, said: “Safety is our number one priority and to be recognised for our work in what is an extremely high-risk but safety conscious industry is something all our staff can be proud of. We have worked incredibly hard to build and sustain our impressive safety record.

“As the oil and gas industry looks to prolong the life of its ageing assets it is more important than ever for operators to ensure they are undertaking the safest and most effective approach to asset integrity. Our safety record combined with our ability to deliver a fully integrated and engineered inspection and integrity solution gives our customers the confidence they need.”

Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: “All of those working at CAN have made these awards possible which recognises their dedication and commitment in preventing injury and ill health in the workplace. The criteria for our awards is challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of ensuring the risks of injury and ill health in the workplace are properly controlled.”

At the Scottish Business Awards CAN is a finalist in the category for Marketing and PR Strategy, following its successful campaign to re-position the brand and create a separate sub-brand for its engineering services under the new name of ENGTEQ.

Meanwhile, CAN Group’s Nicola Bolland is also in the running for the Excellent HR Manager category at The CHeRries Awards which recognise excellence in human resources.

CAN Group, which boasts a £70 million turnover and a workforce of over 700 people has an expansive platform of integrity management services that can be delivered by individual companies, dedicated divisions, teams and specialists.

Press Release, May 07, 2014

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