7th June 2012
Northern Rail, the UK’s largest rail operator, has yet again had its outstanding commitment to health and safety commended at this year’s RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.
Winning the ‘Transport, Storage and Distribution Industry Sector Award’ for the fourth year in a row, Northern also scooped the ‘Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy’ for the second time at the ceremony, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Thursday 17 May.
The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK and recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention. It not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
Gary Stewart, Safety and Assurance Director for Northern Rail comments: “To win this award for the fourth year running is a real privilege and stands testament to our commitment to health and safety for our customers and employees.
We’re also delighted to have the support from our employees to help contribute to winning the RoSPA WIS&H trophy for the second year. We are thrilled to have had our achievements recognised by RoSPA.”David Rawlins, awards manager at RoSPA, said: “The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate Northern Rail on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line.”