26 June 2017

Telford Homes awarded its eighth consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal Award Telford Homes has achieved its 8th consecutive Gold Medal award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), in its busiest year on record with over 2.55 million hours worked (year to 31 March 2017).

The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the ExCel Centre, London on Tuesday 20th June. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

Judges award applicants on their overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing, and education.

John Fitzgerald, Group Managing Director at Telford Homes, commented: “We are delighted that once again our occupational health and safety performance has been recognised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) with an eighth consecutive Gold Medal award. Similarly, our management of occupational road risk (MORR) was recognised with a gold award. These awards are a testament to the very high standard of our occupational health and safety.

The health and safety of everyone involved in our business or affected by it is a vital consideration in everything we do. Although our performance in the year has been excellent, we will continue to strive for improvement. We will ensure that, as the business grows, we continue to update our systems in place to train new staff and suppliers in our policies and procedures.

We remain confident that our comprehensive procedures and investment in training mean that Telford Homes is doing everything possible to minimise health and safety risks on its development sites, now and in the future.”

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”.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards

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