Tarmac receive top award for achievements in health and safety, including adapting to challenges of COVID-19
TARMAC are celebrating after receiving a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for demonstrating high health and safety standards, including successfully adapting their operations to the challenges of COVID-19.
Organizations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognized as being world leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants contend to achieve the highest possible accolade in the UK’s longest-running health and safety industry awards.
Wayne Darwin, HSEQ and governance manager for Tarmac, said: ‘This award is recognition and testament to the challenging work of all Tarmac employees, and contractors, during 2020.
‘Last year was particularly challenging with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we continued to deliver on our commitment to work and return home safely, while adapting our operations to be COVID-19 secure to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, contractors and visitors to our sites.’
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 organizations 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 recognize the best of the best, those organizations 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 organizations across the world. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2,000 organizations from 46 countries represented this year.
‘I would also particularly like to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.’