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Car giant nets top health and safety award

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 30, 2014

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A CAR giant based in South Derbyshire is celebrating after being honoured for its work to promote health and safety in the workplace.

Toyota’s Burnaston plant was ‘highly commended’ at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014 after securing 18 consecutive gold awards for working to protect staff.

Engineering solutions firm Greenbank Group, based in Hartshorne Road, Woodville, also scooped a gold award for its efforts.

Tom Mullarkey, RoSPA’s chief executive, said: “The achievements of RoSPA award winners raise the bar for health and safety management, and many other organisations will be taking note and following their lead. We send our congratulations to all our award winners.”

Safety charity RoSPA’s mission is to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life.

In support of this, the RoSPA awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work - the steps that organisations take so their workers can go home to their families, safe and healthy at the end of each day.

Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels.

Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction over the course of several years.

The awards were presented at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at a ceremony this week.

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