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February 9, 2011

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Offshore lifesavers honoured by oil giant

Three medics who saved lives on an offshore platform have won an award for their work.

Lorraine Poore and Richard Louth, who work for health provider Abermed, and Roy Robertson of oil firm Total E&P, received the managing director’s Special Award at the Total E&P UK SHE awards ceremony at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen. All three were nominated for their work on the group’s North Sea Alwyn platform, where they treated critically-ill crew members.
 
The medics were also recognised for their contribution to health improvements on the platform, where they encouraged crew members to live healthy lifestyles, and also ran regular health promotions.
 
Abermed managing director, Ross Haworth, praised their work. He said: “I’m thrilled to see the team receive this tremendous accolade for their exceptional safety, health and environment performance. They genuinely saved lives.
 
“It’s unfortunate, though, that when the medics are doing their job well it means that there has been an incident and someone is suffering. At Abermed, we constantly strive to emphasise the ‘health’ in ‘health and safety’. A healthy and alert worker is less likely to have an accident than one who is tired and unfit.”

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