Specialist Services Group achieved impressive five million man-hours of work in their facilities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi without any lost time injury (LTI). This significant and remarkable milestone has been reached in the period between February 2015 and March 2016, during which there have been no recordable cases of LTI in their yards and offices.

In the currently challenging oil & gas market, Specialist Services have been working on their processes optimisation, existing products innovation and new product development projects. These have been carried out with their customers’ needs in mind, which mostly include the requirement for globally compliant and transferrable fleets and product customisation, with a special focus on higher specification related to health and safety.

"During the last few years, we have implemented various initiatives to manage and improve the safety of our employees and visitors. As a result, we have received various recognitions from renowned certification bodies and clients. Among others, we have been awarded an Appreciation Certificate by the Head of Public Health and Safety Department of Dubai Municipality in 2014, an Appreciation Award from Yokogawa in 2015 and a recognition from Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) just this month for demonstrating excellent HSE performance during our work on their UZ-750 project," said Ian Rogers, chief executive officer at Specialist Services.

With one of the Specialist Services core values being to pursue quality and safety in all aspects of their work, this outstanding achievement represents a further confirmation of the exceptional working environment in the company already compliant with ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001: 2007.

"In addition to our innovation and optimisation activities, we are achieving excellent results in quality and safety, which are reflected in an increase in customer satisfaction. In the last few years we have been further improving our safety records in line with our goals and some of our employees have also been recognised by our customers for their outstanding performance in health, safety and environment activities. The five million man-hours without LTI achievement is a further confirmation of these successful efforts from everyone in our team," concluded Chris Ridley, group sales and marketing director at Specialist Services.