The story behind Real Safety
In 2005, Torben Farup, who is the owner and founder of Real Safety, came up with the idea to increase safety for people working offshore in the oil and gas industry. Torben wanted to focus on preventing trip, slip and fall incidents, as these were among the most common reasons for accidents in the industry.
Torben contacted Réal Marine in Stavanger and set up Real Safety. Through joint working, they were very successful with their services. Not only were the solutions quickly recognised within the industry for reducing accidents, but so was their innovative, easy and practical approach.
Today, Real Safety’s solutions are industry ‘best practice’ and an integrated part of new designs and solutions when upgrading working environments. A real ground-breaking moment came in 2017, when Real Safety’s Escape Route Marking solution won the international award in the Offshore Category. It won for being the most innovative and cost reducing safety product for the offshore industry.
Torben Farup comes from a very diverse background, but dealing with people has always been a constant companion throughout his working life. Both in a service capacity – giving advice, but also selling customised product solutions.
Torben comments: “For me, it’s not the size or scope of the project that’s most important – it’s actually working collaboratively with clients and my team to find solutions. Over the years, it has resulted in quite a few interesting meetings, challenges and ultimately, solutions. I’m passionate about safety. I had a serious fall accident in 2007, and I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone!”.
Preventing risk and accidents is more important than ever, offshore and onshore, across industries. It is Real Safety’s vision to become the world’s preferred partner for innovative, environmentally-friendly, custom-made solutions, which reduces the risk of accidents happening for people. Both at work or within the public space.
Our Mission is to create “Best practice” standards within our field of expertise: Non-Metallic construction materials and anti-slip safety solutions. We aim to reduce the risks through unique customised solutions, using materials that minimise maintenance, enhance safety and promote sustainability.
Real Safety today:
We are based in Esbjerg, the maritime and energy capital of Denmark. Torben has a dynamic, creative, and very experienced team behind him, servicing many industries across the globe. Our head office in Esbjerg takes up over 1.600m2, which includes offices, production, storage and workshop.
We also have local offices in Stavanger, Norway and have just opened a subsidiary company in the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, we enjoy working with skilled partner companies locally and around the world.
Meet the full Real Safety Team Here.