Stewart Milne Group wins safety award for fifth consecutive year

Stewart_MilneStewart Milne Group has won its fifth consecutive Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) gold award for occupational health and safety.

In recognition of the five-year success RoSPA presented the Stewart Milne Group with the accolade of a Gold Medal Award at its Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremony in Glasgow yesterday.

Stewart Milne Group’s success demonstrates the house builder and timber systems manufacturer’s ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards. As well as accident records, the RoSPA awards programme looks at entrants’ health and safety management systems and winners must demonstrate a rigorous approach to occupational health.

RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. The RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. 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.

Glenn Allison, chief executive officer of the Stewart Milne Group, said: “At Stewart Milne Group the wellbeing of our employees is our number one priority and we are always working towards improving health and safety at work.

“The RoSPA Gold Medal is testament to the hard work of the staff, not just in creating new and innovative safety procedures, but living the behaviours which allow us to operate to such a high safety standard.”

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as the Stewart Milne Group, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

The RoSPA award is the latest in a number of accolades for Stewart Milne Group this year. In July the group was awarded the Health and Safety Strategic Leadership Award at the NHBC 2014 Health and Safety Awards. At the beginning of the year Stewart Milne Group was awarded 5 star house builder status by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the third year running, based upon a 98 per cent customer satisfaction rating.

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