Derbyshire firm Wildgoose Construction has won a prestigious Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.
The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Jonathan Wildgoose, Executive Chairman of Wildgoose Construction, based in Alfreton, said he was delighted to win the award.
He said: “Achieving RoSPA Gold is a testament to our organisation achieving a very high level of performance with regard to outstanding control of risk that results in a robust healthy and safe working environment on all our sites.
“On top of achieving this prestigious award, 2019 will realise a record year for Wildgoose, taking our order book to £67m.
“We have invested in staff development, processes – including migrating to ISO 45001 18 months ahead of the March 2021 deadline – digital technology and encouraged original thinking to drive innovation to generate real improvements of the service we provide.
“Safe sites make for efficient sites and we are looking forward to being presented with the award.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards.
“Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award 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 health at work, 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.