Top safety accolade for Skanska

Press release 25/04/2013 08:00 CET

Skanska’s piling, foundations and ground engineering team, Cementation Skanska has had its approach to occupational health and safety recognised in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The President's Award, that acknowledges 10 consecutive gold awards,  will be presented at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013 ceremony in the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Wednesday 15 May 2013. 

Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill-health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s Awards Manager said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention deserve recognition. Cementation Skanska has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.”

Ken Ryder, Director for Cementation Skanska, commented: “Health and safety is top of the agenda in our business. It is vital to us that our employees and the people who work with us go home safely each day.

“Our commitment to occupational health is to ensure that our colleagues live healthy and fulfilling lives during and after their working careers.”

The majority of awards that RoSPA presents are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).