Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group UK Ltd has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012.
The Company has won a Gold award in the annual scheme, which dates back to 1956 and is the largest and longest-running awards programme of its kind in the UK.
The RoSPA Awards scheme 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. It 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 the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity with a 95-year history, 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 Volvo Construction Equipment Division Volvo Group UK Ltd 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.”
Volvo Construction Equipment’s Managing Director Val Ledden said; “We are delighted to receive the RoSPA Gold award for the third year in succession. This award is testament to the level of engagement, hard work and application throughout the organisation. I can reassure Mr Rawlins that here at Volvo Construction Equipment we are totally committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our business; Health and Safety being a cornerstone of that philosophy.
The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organizations 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.
See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards
Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road machinery products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres located at Stirling, Immingham, Warrington, Birmingham, Treforest, Woking, Duxford and Newcastle.
July 24, 2012
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