Fife Safety Performance Raises Thousands for Charities
Excellent safety standards during ExxonMobil’s recent £140m plant upgrade at Mossmorran have raised £15,000 for three charities. Fife Gingerbread, Hearts and Minds and Sullivan’s Heroes will each receive £5,000 towards projects in the local community.
The charities were nominated by staff and contractors at FEP as the beneficiaries of an on-site safety scheme. Tokens were presented to workers who demonstrated positive safety behaviour and interactions and in turn, they then donated these tokens to the charities. The tokens were converted into cash and topped up with a corporate donation from Fife Ethylene Plant at the end of the project.
Maarten ten Doesschate, project manager, who oversaw the planned upgrade, said: “This upgrade was carried out to a very high safety standard thanks to all of our staff and valued contractors. We had no lost time work injuries and it was great to see such commitment to safety from everyone, which was reflected in the amount raised for charity.”
Rebecca Simpson, CEO, Hearts and Minds, said the charity was overwhelmed by the support which “will help us spread joy, smiles and laughter at times when it is needed the most”. Linsey Proctor corporate & PR co-ordinator for Fife Gingerbread, added “this will help us to continue supporting families across Fife to have brighter tomorrows.”
Martin Burrell, plant manager at Fife Ethylene Plant, added: “The Safety Incentive Scheme was introduced to encourage the best safety behaviours. We have a long tradition of supporting good causes in our local community and we are delighted that it will help these three very worthy charities.”