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Safe Working Benefits Charities

– 8th October 2013


Sembmarine SLP is proud of its safety record, and so they should be! The Lowestoft based builder of offshore platforms for the Oil, Gas and Wind industries has recently clocked up 1400 days (over 3 ¾ years) without a single lost day due to a safety incident. This is a world class achievement in an industry which works in such challenging conditions.

One of the ways Sembmarine SLP keeps all its employees safety-conscious is by contributing to a charity fund as a reward for safe working by its employees and subcontractors. Customers are encouraged to contribute on the same basis and Nexen Petroleum, whose Golden Eagle offshore Living quarters is taking shape on Sembmarine SLP’s yard and currently changing the Lowestoft skyline, has been supporting SLP to boost the fund.  

The SLP workforce selected local charities to donate to, and cheques amounting to a total of £12,000 were given to 13 local charities including:

East Anglia Air ambulance, Parent Support Plus, The Brain Tumour Charity, The Robin Cancer Trust, St Elizabeth Hospice, Louise Hamilton Centre, Pakefield Children’s Home, Pakefield Coast Watch, East Anglian Children’s Hospice, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Centre 81, Help an East Coast Child Appeal, and Ben, a little boy suffering from Spina bifida, for the purchase of a mobility trike.

Steve Durrant, SLP’s Project Manager and Head of Engineering, said “ this award is the latest in a series of similar awards that the SLP “SOS” safety observation scheme has generated, which have resulted in more than £275,000 of donations to local charities, thanks to customers like Nexen and SLP’s safety minded workforce ”.

Charities Cheque Presentation

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