Of handrails and seat belts – Health and safety in the energy sector
Leading our oil and gas work, I have met many oil and gas majors and related service companies in office settings and in the field, particularly in North America. The industry loves to say that health, safety and the environment are its priorities. However, it is sometimes what companies do or not do rather than what they say that is revealing. To that extent, I have developed my handrail and seat belt test. This is based on interactions with companies that can give far greater qualitative insights than desk-based research companies and asset managers are capable of providing.