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Morgan Sindall goes for gold at RoSPA Awards

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Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has achieved a series of prestigious awards in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK, in recognition of their commitment to site safety.

The top accolade – the order of distinction – was achieved by the team in Scotland for reaching 21 consecutive gold awards, with the president’s award for 10 consecutive gold awards achieved by both the North (pictured) and the South teams within Construction.

The Aviation and Nuclear | Energy | Water teams in Infrastructure and the Construction team in London all achieved gold medals, which are awarded for achieving five to nine consecutive gold awards.

Meanwhile, Construction in the Home Counties, and the Central Yard Complex project completed in Cumbria for BAE Systems, both achieved gold awards. The Central Yard Complex was the first time the North team has entered a project for a RoSPA award.
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.

Martin Worthington, SHEQ director, said: “It is always a pleasure to receive these respected awards, and to get the order of distinction along with two president’s awards this year is fantastic. As a business, our aim is to be 100% Safe, and these awards reflect those efforts. Congratulations to every team member who has worked to achieve these results.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

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.