Tilhill has received the Award in recognition of the Company’s hard work and diligence in ensuring its staff and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.
Gavin Adkins, Tilhill’s Managing Director said: “I am delighted that Tilhill has been judged as Winners of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sector. This is a significant achievement, and my thanks go to all our staff and contractors for applying our rigorous safety and assurance requirements to everything they do.
“It is wonderful that our Health and Safety culture and system has been judged by others to be of the highest quality in our sector. Whilst we are very proud of our achievement, we cannot stop or even pause our drive to make the forest industry safer.”
Chris Pike, Tilhill’s Head of Safety & Assurance, said: “Tilhill launched its ‘Insist On Safety’ culture change back in 2009. Our staff and contractors have all played their part in sustaining our drive to improve health and safety over such a long period. This award is fantastic recognition for them of their contribution to our Insist On Safety programme.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.
“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be, should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”
For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards