SWH sets gold standard at RoSPA Awards
SWH has had its approach to occupational safety and health recognised in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
It is SWH's sixth consecutive Gold Award and meant the company picked up its second Gold Medal in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013.
Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises committment 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 not only looks at accident records but also entrants' overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Ben Pyle, SWH's Managing Director said: "Achieving a Gold standard Award for the sixth consecutive year, our second Gold Medal, demonstrates our committment to ensuring health and safety practices are of the highest standard. SWH encourages all our staff to take responsibility for health and safety, so this award is a reflection of the hard work of everyone in the company. We will now work hard to ensure we obtain our seventh award next year."
David Rawlins, RoSPA's Awards Manager said: "RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate committment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. South West Highways Limited has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award."