Expect Distribution Ltd is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2016

Expect Distribution Ltd has been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.

The company, based in Bradford, achieved the Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, on July 14, 2016, as the event marked its diamond anniversary.

The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.

Through the 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.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”

Kevin Barnes, HSE and Facilities Manager, said: “This is a fantastic achievement, the RoSPA award is a great way of showcasing the hard work and commitment of all our employees to achieve and sustain such a high occupational Health and Safety Performance.

Receiving such an accolade as RoSPA reassures our customers, clients and employees that Health and Safety is at the forefront of our companies’ business strategy and objectives.

Integral management procedures, processes and a change in culture has proven to be the catalyst to preventing work place accidents, this has driven improvements in our safety performance year on year.

I’d like to personally thank all our employees for their continuous efforts to make Expect Distribution a safer place to work.”

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.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2016 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 11th consecutive year.

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

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Jess.bailey@expectdistribution.com

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