Castelan Group of Weston Super Mare is among the winners in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015.
Castelan has won the gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the RoSPA.
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 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.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, says: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Castelan Group Ltd, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”
Martin Napper, Castelan's CEO, says: “With over 120 office based staff and a further 90 field staff, we make the safety of our colleagues and customers a top priority. Our field teams and technicians cover a huge combined number of driving miles and use a vast array of products in order to deliver a first class service to our clients and customers. Castelan are very proud to have demonstrated the importance we place on their safety by achieving this accolade.”
The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.
Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).