John Laing celebrates Gold Rospa Award win
John Laing is celebrating being recognised for a Gold award by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The Gold award will be presented at the prestigious 2012 RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Thursday, 17 May.
Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme does not just look at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, awards manager at RoSPA, said: “The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate John Laing plc on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line.”
Robin Phayre, John Laing Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) and Business Continuity (BC) Manager, said: “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award for the fourth year running that is testimony to John Laing’s hard work in providing safe and healthy conditions for our employees and the communities with which we work. To be recognised with a Gold award is an accolade we are extremely proud of, encouraging us to continue to maintain and improve our health and safety performance”.
The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.
Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and specialist awards recognise excellence in specific areas, such as the management of occupational road risk.
The headline sponsor for the RoSPA Awards 2012 is NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health). Sponsors of specialist trophies are: The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy - Westinghouse Springfields Fuels Ltd; The International Dilmun Environmental Award - Gulf Petrochemicals Industry Company of Bahrain; The Managing Occupational Road Risk Trophy - Allianz Insurance plc; The SME Assistance Trophy - BHSF; and The Astor Trophy (occupational health) - airsweb.
Three days of award ceremonies and three gala evening dinners will be held in Birmingham from May 15-17, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2012, which is Europe’s leading annual health and safety exhibition. An award ceremony and gala dinner will also take place in Glasgow on 20 September.