Lancashire firm awarded for safety culture

Westinghouse Springfields site near Preston has been awarded the Order of Distinction Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 10:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 11:24 am

This is the 16th consecutive year that the company’s enhanced safety culture and safety improvements have been recognised by RoSPA.

RoSPA and the Order of Distinction Award are internationally recognised achievements for operations in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

The award offers organisations the opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising safety standards and to celebrate success.

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The 2016 award highlights the many initiatives introduced by Westinghouse including regular safety workshops for all employees, near-miss reporting, risk assessments and the development of a safety culture which has been embraced by all employees.

Managing director of Westinghouse UK Fuel Operations, Simon Marshall said: “This is a tremendous and fitting accolade to recognise our employees’ commitment to health and safety, particularly during Springfields 70th anniversary. For 16 successive years our occupational health and safety management systems and our management-union partnership and culture have received awards at the highest level, reflecting the importance Westinghouse places on safety throughout the 
company.”

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is celebrating 60 years the awards have been marking excellence in safety.