Businesses win prestigious health and safety awards

Construction firm Balfour Beatty and Tesco Dotcom, an online grocery business, have won Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) health and safety awards.

Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish and Southern, based in Edinburgh, won the Sir George Earle Trophy at this year’s RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards in May.

Tesco Dotcom won the Managing Occupational Road Risk trophy for the third consecutive year.

Balfour Beatty was particularly lauded for its goal of “zero harm” by 2012, and by the “strong and creative” approach developed by its senior management team.

Tesco Dotcom, meanwhile, was applauded for its “exemplary system” for managing occupational road risk.

In separate developments, RoSPA has awarded two leading occupational safety professionals – Professor Colin Mackay of the Health and Safety Executive and Steve Sumner of Steve Sumner Associates – its distinguished service awards in recognition of their work in reducing work-related ill health and injuries.

On 21 September 2011, the charity has announced that it will be running a Scotland Safety and Health Forum in Glasgow, which will focus on everyday accident and ill-health reporting and management. More details on this event are available on the RoSPA website

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