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SWH receives Presidents’ Award for safety

SWH has achieved the President's Award and the Fleet Safety Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is given to companies who achieve a Gold award for 10 or more consecutive years.

Through the RoSPA Awards 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. The awards are now in its 61st year.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.

Gold medals and President’s Awards are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Tim Pegler, Safety, Health and Environment Manager at SWH, said: “At SWH Group we work hard to foster an environment that encourages all employees to take responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of themselves, their colleagues and our communities. It is great to be recognised for this, as this award reflects our continuous work at all levels of the organisation to avoid injuries and ill health to those working on our behalf and those affected by what we do.”

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