An online platform set up by an oil worker to help promote better mental health in the oil and gas industry has joined forces with the developer of a mobile app designed to reduce stress in the workplace.

Offshore Titans, set up during the coronavirus pandemic by David Fox, has formed a strategic alliance with Edinburgh-based OK Positive to launch their app into the energy sector.

Fox told Cuttings the app will enable workers to input anonymously in real-time how they are feeling about work and to highlight any issues or concerns they might have.

This flow of information, he said, allows companies to react before matters have a serious impact.

“This software is proving to be very effective in other sectors and we see it as a potential game-changer for the energy industry, in that it can improve safety performance and reduce the risk of major incident by supporting the mental health of employees,” said Fox.

OK Positive Energy is a mental app being developed in conjunction with Offshore Titans Photo: OKPOSITIVE

More information can be found at www.okpositive-energy.com

Fox, a 20-year industry veteran from Newcastle in north-east England, set up Offshore Titans after he was made redundant from a contracting job in the emerging hydrocarbons powerhouse of Guyana.

Fox started his career in mechanical and marine engineering but later moved into health and safety roles, working for a number of years in South Korea on big construction projects such as Clair Ridge and Glen Lyon off the UK and Aasta Hansteen off Norway.

Offshore Titans has also launched a new section to its site — offshoretitans-freetraining.com — dedicated to helping workers find free training courses on a variety of mental health and support topics.