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Ground Control awarded eighth consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal

Ground Control awarded eighth consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal

Ground Control has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its workforce and customers get home safely at the end of the working day.

Ground Control has achieved a Gold Medal (8 consecutive Golds) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

The company will be presented with the award during a ceremony at ExCeL, London on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, where the company is also exhibiting at the Facilities Show; the world’s largest facilities management event.

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.

Ground Control’s National HSQE Compliance Manager, Mark Curry, commented: “We are greatly honoured to receive our 8th consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal, bringing terrific recognition of collaborative team working along the journey towards this fantastic achievement in occupational health and safety.

It has been a great effort from all across the board, with various challenges along the way; each helping us further improve and champion safer ways of working. I am thankful to the Board of Directors, CEO, management, along with our teams on the front line who all strive for continued improvement in all areas of our business. A big thank you to all for their focus ensuring we all go home to our families in the same healthy, safe manner as when we arrive for our days’ work. Thanks for reporting near misses, participating in audits, inspections, delivering toolbox talks, preparing risk assessments and working safely each and every day. This commitment and dedication across all business streams was fully reflected in this latest RoSPA 2018 submission. Thank you all once again for helping us build our reputation one safe act at a time.”

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.