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Barhale collects prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for the 7th consecutive year

19th July 2017

Barhale plc wins gold at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

Gold Medal Award 2017Barhale achieved the Gold Medal (7 Consecutive Gold’s) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The award was presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

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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.

Matthew Behan, Chief Executive Officer, said: “It is a great achievement to once again be awarded a RoSPA Gold Award which recognises the day in day out vigilance and commitment of all our site and support function teams in addition to  Barhale’s deep dedication to our Be Safe and Be Healthy programmes designed to achieve zero harm.”

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.

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 sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2017 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 12th consecutive year.

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