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Red Funnel wins prestigious health and safety award


23 April 2015 – Red Funnel is expanding its trophy cabinet after winning Gold in RoSPA’s Occupational Health and Safety Awards for the 14th consecutive year, earning the company its 5th President’s award.

The award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at ExCeL London on June 16.

As the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world, RoSPA’s mission is to save lives and reduce injuries covering all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 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 improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations such as Red Funnel which gain recognition for their health and safety management systems contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”

Kevin George CEO commented: “It is an honour to receive our 5th President’s award and 14th consecutive Gold award from RoSPA. Safety is always our number one priority and we are proud of our safety culture and our record in proactively managing safety throughout the business”.

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 2015 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.  

This year, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremonies are being held in three locations: at ExCeL London on June 16 alongside the Safety and Health Expo 2015; in Birmingham on July 14 and 15  and in Glasgow on September 17, the day after the RoSPA Scotland Occupational Health and Safety Congress.

See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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