An outstanding safety record at Shell St Fergus has generated £14,500 for local charities.
The money was raised after staff at the St Fergus Gas Plant completed a full year without any serious incidents.
After every month of good safety performance, a donation is made into Shell’s charity fund - the better the performance the more charities benefit.
Staff at the plant decide on which charities they would like to benefit in 2014.
Shell’s gas plant installation manager at St Fergus, John Stewart, said: “At Shell we are committed to the safety of our employees, and in 2013 we achieved 12 Goal Zero months when no first aid was required. Hopefully in 2014 we can beat that safety record and generate even more money for local charities.”
Archie Baird,Operations and Maintenance manager, presented the following local charities with their donations at Shell’s annual ‘Day out for Safety’, a day when all the staff at the gas plant come together to discuss the importance of safety in all of our operations at Shell.
Awards were made as follows: Buchan Child Development (£2,000), Peterhead Renal Unit (£2,000), SANDS (stillbirth and neonatal death society) for Fraserburgh and Peterhead area (£2,000), Archie Foundation - Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (£2,000), Step Up for Dylan - Aberdeenshire Therapy Group (£1,000), Drink Link (£1,000) Cash for kids (£1,000), Teen Challenge (supporting young women with addiction issues) Mintlaw (£1,000) Alfie’s Lymphangiomatosis Trust (£1,000), Alzheimer Scotland - Collieburn Outreach Services (£750) and Willow Bank (£750).
A further £2365 was donated after a charity bike ride to Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).