Arc Energy Resources placed in the top six of National St John Ambulance First Aid Awards

Gloucestershire-based weld overlay cladding and fabrication specialist Arc Energy Resources has been placed in the top six of UK companies in the Manufacturing, Logistics and Transport category of the inaugural St John Ambulance First Aid in the Workplace Awards.

Facing opposition from significantly larger organisations, Arc Energy was one of five runners-up to the eventual winner of the category, Shoreham Port Authority. The other runners-up were DeLaRue, Heinz, JaguarLandRover and Nifco UK.

Commenting for the company, director Rosemary Robinson says: “We are pleased to be the only independent SME in the category; and to have shared the honours with much larger and nationally known organisations who also believe there is nothing more important than keeping their employees safe.”

She adds that the company is also proud that members of its staff have applied their first aid skills in and out of the workplace, with one employee administering first aid to a woman that had collapsed with a diabetic crisis, when no-one else seemed to know what to do.

Arc Energy Resources has nine fully-trained first aiders amongst its 70 employees and, in addition, all employees have an emergency first aid at work qualification and benefit from regular refresher courses. Arc Energy is also a proud supporter of the County Air Ambulance, its nominated charity.

Commenting for St John Ambulance, CEO Sue Killen says: “Organisations like Arc Energy Resources are the reason we set up the St John Ambulance First Aid Awards. We were searching for companies that had gone the extra mile or achieved something special through first aid. The results show they take first aid provision extremely seriously.”

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For further information contact:
Alan Robinson Arc Energy Resources, Unit 12 Eastington Industrial Estate Meadow Mill, Eastington, Glos GL10 3RZ
Tel: 44 (0)1453 823523 Fax: 44 (0)1453 823623 E-mail: sales@arcenergy.co.uk Web: www.arcenergy.co.uk

For press information contact:
Dennis Cantillion, Cantillion King, 16 The Cornhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2JT
Tel: 44 (0)1453 755551 Fax: 44 (0)1453 751525 E-mail: dennis@cka.co.uk

About Arc Energy Resources:
Arc Energy Resources is one of the UK’s leading specialists in weld overlay cladding and fabrication for the oil & gas industry. The company’s expertise provides protection against corrosion and wear for a variety of process and pipeline equipment for use in any hostile environment.

The company recently made a major investment in two new Rotating Head welding machines costing £500,000. This has increased productivity and extended the size and scope of work it can handle, which now includes complicated component geometries for the full or partial cladding and fabrication of a huge range of component sizes weighing up to 15 tonnes. The company’s in-house designed cladding workstations feature state-of-the-art control systems developed to suit its customer’s specialised engineering requirements, and can clad bores up to four metres diameter and areas of restricted access within bores as small as 20mm diameter. Arc Energy also offers in-house test weld, heat treatment, PMI and NDT facilities.

Industry certifications include ISO 9001:2008 quality management, ISO 3834-2 fusion welding of metallic materials, and the internationally renowned ASME U and R Stamps, as well as ISO 14001:2004 environment management, Investors in People and OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety management system.         

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Arc Energy Resources is one of the UK’s leading specialists in weld overlay cladding and fabrication for the oil & gas industry. The company’s expertise provides protection against corrosion and wear for a variety of process and pipeline equipment for use in any hostile environment. The company recently made a major investment in two new Rotating Head welding machines costing £500,000. This has increased productivity and extended the size and scope of work it can handle, which now includes complicated component geometries for the full or partial cladding and fabrication of a huge range of component sizes weighing up to 15 tonnes. The company’s in-house designed cladding workstations feature state-of-the-art control systems developed to suit its customer’s specialised engineering requirements, and can clad bores up to four metres diameter and areas of restricted access within bores as small as 20mm diameter. Arc Energy also offers in-house test weld, heat treatment, PMI and NDT facilities. Industry certifications include ISO 9001:2008 quality management, ISO 3834-2 fusion welding of metallic materials, and the internationally renowned ASME U and R Stamps, as well as ISO 14001:2004 environment management, Investors in People and OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety management system.

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Arc Energy Resources faced competition from the likes of Shoreham Port Authority (the eventual winner), DeLaRue, Heinz, JaguarLandRover and Nifco UK.
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We are pleased to be the only independent SME in the category; and to have shared the honours with much larger and nationally known organisations
Rosemary Robinson (Arc Energy Resources)
...there is nothing more important than keeping their employees safe
Rosemary Robinson (Arc Energy Resources)