Dron & Dickson, a firm specialising in the design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, has achieved a major milestone with the successful completion of five years work without incident for Nexen Petroleum UK.

Work was conducted at Nexen’s North Sea assets and involved almost 350,000 person hours over the course of the five years. In that time there have been zero health and safety incidents within the Dron & Dickson Ex maintenance team, who have been responsible for the inspection of hazardous area certified equipment and the provision of electrical and inspection services, many by the use of rope access techniques, to meet operational requirements.

Colin Maver, director at Dron & Dickson, commented, “This is an important landmark for the company and demonstrates the positive attitude toward health and safety held by the entire team involved in this work.

“Our top priority is that there should be no risk to our staff wherever they are based. Whilst we often operate in harsh environments and under extreme time pressures having the correct attitude means health and safety need not be compromised.”