Stepnell receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

Stepnell is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

Stepnell has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its employees and sub-contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Tom Wakeford, Joint Managing Director, said: “Stepnell has entered the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards four times and has now received four consecutive annual Gold Awards. The Directors place great emphasis on the health, safety and well-being of all of our teams. We are delighted to receive this award yet again as it demonstrates the continuous improvement culture of our teams and our Health & Safety Manager, Nick Lawrence.

The Board has appointed Tony Smith as our Health & Safety Coordinator to work alongside Nick Lawrence to continue to work with our project teams to improve health and safety on site. We want to do even more this year to share experiences across our sites so that everyone benefits from others’ experiences.

Well done to Nick and all our site teams.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.

RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”

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