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Silver safety award for PD Ports

[ July 18, 2017   //   ]

PD Ports achieved Silver status at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards in Birmingham on 13 July.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents made the award to the North-East firm for its commitment to continued improvement in health, safety procedures and exceptional health and safety standards, ensuring the wellbeing of its employees.

Russ McCallion, PD Ports’ HR Director, commented: “Health and safety isn’t something we view as a standard we need to reach or box that needs ticking, it sits at the very core of our business, driving our business culture and values. Our main priority is to ensure our people end their day in the same state of health in which they started.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”

Through the RoSPA Awards 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.