9th Mar 2023

Hazard Observation Card Award: £1,000 Donated to Macmillan Cancer Support

£1,000 Donated to Macmillan Cancer Support

In partnership with Seaway7 and Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, the latest winner of the Hazard Observation Card Award initiative — Les Simpson, QC Inspector for Seaway7— has thoughtfully selected Macmillan Cancer Support as the recipient of the monthly charity donation.

Macmillan is a UK organisation, comprising millions of dedicated supporters, professionals, volunteers, and advocates who work tirelessly to aid people living with cancer in the UK. Their aim is to help those affected by cancer live their lives to the fullest by providing essential physical, financial, and emotional support.

Expressing his gratitude, Matt Smith, the Relationship Fundraising Manager for Scotland North & East, Macmillan Cancer Support, said, "We are extremely grateful to Les for nominating Macmillan. His generous donation of £1,000 could be spent on our phone service, which would enable our welfare rights advisers to assist people affected by cancer in claiming the £25,716 in benefits they are entitled to. As you can see, this donation will make an enormous difference to the lives of people living with cancer. Currently, over 3 million people are living with cancer in the UK, and this number is projected to rise to 4 million by 2030."

With the remaining Seagreen jackets successfully loaded onto barges at our Port of Nigg facility in mid-February, this is the final donation to be made through the Observation Card Award scheme, of which nine charities have benefited in total.

Uncompromising Approach to Safety

The monthly Hazard Observation Card Award was developed by Seaway7 (client of Global Energy Group) and the Seagreen project team which is a joint venture between TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables. Seaway7, the main contractor for the Seagreen renewable energy project, elected our Easter Ross port facility as the storage, marshalling, and logistics base for turbine structures that will form Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.

If a potential hazard or improvement was identified at our Port of Nigg facility, employees and contractors could submit a Hazard Observation Card to their team leader. Each month, the best card was chosen and the person who submitted it was asked to nominate a charity to receive a donation. Global Energy Group, Seaway7, and Seagreen each contributed a third of the monthly donation, culminating in a grand total of £8,000 over the course of the initiative.

The monthly Observation Card Award scheme aimed to promote a ‘safety first’ and ‘open culture’ among employees and contractors involved with the project at the Port of Nigg. As administrators of the initiative, we value the safety of everyone who works for or with the Group. We continually strengthened our safety culture and believed that, given the right leadership and communication, all incidents are preventable.