Seven recipients announced for BC Safety Authority’s 2015 Lieutenant Governor Safety Award
October 26, 2015
Seven recipients from multiple technology sectors have been selected to receive BC’s highest safety honour at BC Safety Authority’s 9th annual Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards. The awards, which will be presented by BC Safety Authority on November 23, recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in the promotion of technical systems safety in BC.
Hennie Prinsloo, International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association will receive a Lieutenant Governor Safety Award in the Excellence in Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety category.
Prinsloo was born and educated as a metallurgical engineer in South Africa. He obtained a post-graduate qualification in welding engineering from the Schweißtechnische Lehr-und Versuchsanstalt (welding institute) in Germany in 1975, and immigrated to Canada in 1988. He was the senior engineer and major shareholder at RAE Engineering and Inspection in Alberta, retiring from the organization in 2008.
Prinsloo’s experience in Canada focused on pressure equipment integrity engineering, including the development and management of pressure equipment integrity and safety awareness training for clients in the oil industry. He served as chief inspector for several oil and gas producers, and has been a member of the International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association (IPEIA) steering committee since 2007. Hennie, who served as chair of the IPEIA in 2014 and 2015 and is currently the immediate past chair, has been a positive safety influence to many individuals over the past 23 years.
“BC Safety Authority is proud to recognize the exceptional work of these individuals and organizations,” said Catherine Roome, president and CEO of BC Safety Authority. “Their efforts go above and beyond, which creates public confidence in safety systems. Whether their passion for safety stems from a very personal experience, or from years of innovation and sharing knowledge, they are exemplary in their risk awareness. We thank them for their outstanding contributions to safe technical systems.”