Six years of safe working have been achieved by multi-discipline maintenance and services provider Hertel at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Humberside.

The period spans a total of 823,857 hours without an Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) recordable incident. It includes the execution by staff of a range of disciplines such as access, thermal insulation, asbestos management and abatement, industrial blasting, protective coatings, fire-proofing and minor civils work.

A ceremony was held at the site in August to mark the occasion and congratulate all Hertel colleagues on their efforts in reaching the significant milestone.

Nick Henderson, Hertel UK operations director, was joined by Phillips 66 senior management to present the team with certificates of achievement as well as a commemorative jacket as a reminder of the COMPSAFE hours completed.

Henderson commented, “Six years without a lost time incident is a significant landmark both for Hertel and the client. It’s a demonstration of the commitment of staff to achieving world class performance through safe working practices. The presentation allowed us to recognise the efforts of an outstanding Hertel team.”

Dave McCloughlin, Hertel’s regional director for the East, added, “I’d like to congratulate everyone who helped us achieve six years of safe working. A truly fantastic performance and one in which we should all take great pride in.

“As one of Hertel’s core services, safety is always in the front of our minds and we will look to build on this achievement at the Humber refinery.”

Jerry Knoyle, Phillips 66 maintenance manager at the Humber site, congratulated the Hertel team. “The best gift you could receive is going home safely to your family each and every day, and you have achieved this for yourselves and your families. A huge well done!”