Dron & Dickson reach major milestone

Dron & Dickson, specialist in 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 U.K Ltd.

Work was conducted Nexen's UK North Sea assets Scott/Telford and Buzzard 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.

By working closely with the operator, Dron &Dickson have continued to fulfil safety expectations. Colin Maver, director at Dron & Dickson, said: "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."

Health and safety is of the utmost importance at Dron & Dickson and the company is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and IRATA registered. This level of accreditation guarantees that all QHSE management systems undergo an intensive audit every six months.

The company employs more than 200 people off and onshore. The company has a network of wholesale bases in Aberdeen, Hull, Lowestoft and Stirling to ensure it can provide a rapid response to client need.

As well as targeting growth in the Oil & Gas sector, Dron & Dickson operates in the renewables and decommissioning markets. It also works in additional sectors of industry ranging from pharmaceuticals to distilleries.