Stewart Milne Group picks up ninth consecutive RoSPA Gold Award

Errol Taylor, RoSPA chief executive (left), presents the award to Greg Johnston, group health, safety, environment and quality director at Stewart Milne Group

Stewart Milne Group’s commitment to improving the standard of health and safety in the construction industry has once again been recognised with a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The home builder and timber systems manufacturer has now gained the award for nine consecutive years.

This most recent accolade highlights Stewart Milne Group’s rigorous approach to occupational health and safety management systems, and a continued high level of performance and compliance with control measures.

The award was presented to Greg Johnston, group health, safety, environment and quality director, during the awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow earlier this month.

Greg Johnston said: “We are committed to continually improving our health and safety performance and the constant drive for the prevention of work-related injuries and occupational ill health, putting the safety of our employees at the forefront of our business.

“To achieve recognition from one of the most highly respected occupational awards for a ninth consecutive year reinforces this commitment and we are extremely proud to be receiving another Gold Award at this years’ ceremony.”

Since 2013, Stewart Milne group has invested heavily in internal behaviour safety programmes. This has included ‘Choose Safe’, which promotes positive health and safety attitudes applied by those at work to drive a positive safety culture within the business.

Throughout Stewart Milne, the goal of the behavioural safety programme is to reduce injuries and ensure that each individual employee performs actions that safeguard personal and collective safety.

Stewart Milne Group said it believes that introducing and investing in programmes such as ‘Choose Safe’ and ingraining a positive safety culture across all parts of the business is highly important, and the RoSPA’s award highlights the benefits of this business-wide approach.

As well as accident records, the RoSPA awards programme looks at entrants overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, added: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year. The awards 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.”

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