Strength Beyond Strength -InterMoorOn 1 July 2010, Staff Sergeant Micky Yule, search advisor for The Royal Engineers, stepped on an IED, resulting in him losing both of his legs and shattering his pelvis. Previous to his accident, Micky had been a fit, strong individual and had begun competing in powerlifting events alongside his army service, winning military competitions before competing in national and world competitions as a powerlifter.

In time, Micky decided he would get in competition form again, gradually regaining his strength and learning how to walk again with the use of prosthetic legs. Micky is now a member of both the Scotland and GB teams. During training, he persevered through many further operations, and has since competed in major, national and international events. He is currently placed number one in Great Britain, second in Europe and sixth in the world in the 80kg weight category.

Soon after winning gold medals in both Mexico at the World Championships, and the 2014 Invictus Games in London, Micky became the new European Champion at the Para-Powerlifting European Open Championships in Hungary, bringing home another gold medal for the UK. Micky is now fully focused on training for the 2016 Olympic qualifier in February.

InterMoor has a long tradition of sponsoring ex-military service personnel such as Micky in the UK via donations, fundraisers, or supporting individuals in pursuit of their goals. InterMoor is supporting Micky due to his continuing strength of mind in the aftermath of a debilitating accident. InterMoor believes that the attitude and determination of individuals like Micky, who has transitioned from Afghanistan war wounded soldier, to gold medal professional athlete, should be widely highlighted and celebrated.

Continued investment in people and safety

InterMoor UK Operations opened a new base in Aberdeen harbour this year. The new equipment at the facility was assembled with a focus on safe, effective and efficient operations, and the entire workforce, from quayside support personnel to senior management, are working together to enhance InterMoor’s commitment to maintaining an impressive safety record. Recently, InterMoor UK Operations, part of Acteon’s foundations and moorings business, has surpassed eight years and more than 2,520 projects without a single lost-time incident (LTI). This impressive safety record is held by InterMoor UK Operations – InterMoor Ltd, InterMoor Marine Services Ltd and ChainCo, and places InterMoor UK at the forefront of worldwide safety performance.

Bruce Strachan, quality assurance and health, safety and environment manager, InterMoor UK Operations, says: “InterMoor’s main focus is on nurturing our culture of safety, and providing safe working environments and high-quality training for employees, vital for InterMoor. We actively encourage employees to get involved and contribute positively through developing hazard awareness and personal accountability. Our target is, and will always be, zero accidents or incidents.”