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17 June 2014

John Laing celebrates Gold Rospa Award win for sixth consecutive year

The  award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) waspresented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on 17 June, 2014.

As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as John Laing, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

David Micciche, John Laing HSEQ director, said: “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award for the sixth 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 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, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).

The sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2014 are: headline sponsor - NEBOSH; The RoSPA International Sector Award - airsweb; The MORR Trophy - Allianz; The International Dilmun Environmental Award - GPIC; The Best New Entry Trophy - Safety and Health Expo; The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy - Springfields Fuels; and, The MORR Technology Trophy - Tesco Dotcom.     

See for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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