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Hobson & Porter receives RoSPA Gold Medal for outstanding health and safety performance

Hobson & Porter is delighted to announce it has been awarded a Gold Medal at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

The Gold Medal is presented to companies achieving five or more consecutive gold awards through the prestigious annual initiative by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

To be successful in the scheme, entrants’ overarching health and safety systems are judged, with best practice in areas such as leadership, learning and workforce involvement considered.

They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the ExCeL, London on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

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.

Richard Hunter, managing director at Hobson & Porter, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Gold Medal from RoSPA, which is one of the most sought after health and safety accolades a business can receive.

“It is a testament to the hard work our people put in day in day out to deliver our works to the highest health and safety standards possible, and I’d like to thank everyone for their efforts. Special thanks must go to our health and safety managers, Joe Rymer and Paul Barker, who make it their priority to ensure everything we deliver follows our stringent health and safety procedures.”

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”.

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. For the first time in 2017, the Patron’s Award has been presented to those organisations that have achieved consecutive gold awards for 25 years or more.

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