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Barhale plc is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2016

8th August 2016

Barhale has been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016. Our company, whose head office is based in Walsall but who has a national coverage, achieved the Gold Medal award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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We will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow hotel, on September 15, 2016, as the event marks 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.

Matthew Behan, Chief Executive Officer, said: “On behalf of all my colleagues at Barhale I am extremely gratified ROSPA have recognised the hard work, consistent high standards and team spirit right through the Company, which underpins the achievement of such an excellent award. Barhale’s “Be Safe” and “Be Healthy” enduring core values and the many every day and special campaigns, which they initiate are central to our overall care and responsibility to our entire workforce, clients, members of the public, supply chain partners and alliances. Beyond celebrating our success we will always seek to further improve Barhale’s safety planning, procedures and behaviours and remain vigilant on sites, depots and all our locations.”

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