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Wood Group tops in HSE excellence

Published: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Vaughn Martin, left, managing director, Neal and Massy Wood Group Limited, accepts the award for Excellent HSE Performance Services to the Energy Sector (large) from Labour Minister Errol Mc Leod. PHOTO: SEAN NERO.

Neal and Massy Wood Group was on Tuesday named as the company that best demonstrates Excellent HSE Performance Services to the Energy Sector at the American Chamber of Commerce T&T’s (AmChamTT) National Excellence in Health, Safety and the Environment Award Ceremony.

 

 

Venue for the event was the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain, where the ten-year-old company, a joint venture between the Neal and Massy Group and the Wood Group, earned the outstanding accolade. Other companies within the Neal and Massy Group were also honoured at the function. 

 

 

Illuminat T&T Limited, considered the most significant supplier of information and communications technology in the Caribbean, won the award for Most Improved HSE Performance–Services to the Non-Energy Sector (large). In the category Outstanding HSE Project Services to the Energy Sector, HHSL Safety Systems Limited got the judges’ nod in the small category, while Delta Logistics Limited won the prize in the medium category.

 

The award for Most Improved HSE Performance–Energy (medium) went to Methanex Trinidad Limited, while Jokhan General Contractors Limited secured the award among large companies in this class. The award for Excellent HSE Performance Services to the Energy Sector (small) went to GE Oil and Gas/Nuovo Pignone SPA.

 

Hugh Howard, president of AmChamTT, said as important as the issue of HSE is to the work place, the organisation’s decision to host the awards beginning in 2010 was validated a year later when the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Develop endorsed the project.

 

He said the benefits of investing in HSE excellence were self-evident and included assurance of legal compliance, avoidance of work related injuries and illness of employees, as well as prevention of accidents and damage to plant and equipment, ensuring business continuity and resilience.

 

“Recent events in the south west peninsula of Trinidad are a dramatic reminder of the need for eternal vigilance in ensuring optimum HSE practice and standards in order to obviate occurrences which can have deleterious consequences whether financially, emotionally, health-wise economically or environmentally,” Howard said.

 

He added that employees who operate in a safe environment are likely to exhibit greater loyalty to the organisation, be more productive and to become ambassadors of HSE excellence and best practices. The effect of improved HSE standards and employee satisfaction and commitment is increased business competitiveness in the local, regional and international arenas, which translates to a country’s sustainable economic development, Howard said.

 

 

THE AWARDS

• Outstanding HSE Project Services to the Energy Sector
Small–HHSL Safety Systems Limited
Medium–Delta Logistics

• Most Improved HSE Performance Energy
Medium–Methanex Trinidad Limited

• Most Improved HSE Performance Services to the Energy Sector
Large–Jokhan General Contractors Ltd

• Most Improved HSE Performance Services to the Non-Energy Sector
Large–Illuminat (T&T Ltd)

• Excellent HSE Performance Services to the Energy Sector
Small –GE Oil and Gas/Nuovo Pignone SPA

• Excellent HSE Performance Services to the Energy Sector
Large–Neal and Massy Wood Group Ltd