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Granada Material Handling is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2016

Gold Award 02Granada Material Handling have been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016, in recognition of their work with Airbus.

Granada have achieved the Gold achievement award in this prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, at the RoSPA Diamond Anniversary celebration this July.

The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention. 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.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. There are specialist awards for occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. Headline sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2016 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 11th consecutive year.

Jon Hall, Director of Operations at Granada, commented: “Everyone at Granada is delighted to be awarded this Gold Achievement Award by RoSPA, which is recognised internationally, as the longest-running scheme across the industry. It is a testament to the exceptional commitment of all the staff working at the Airbus site in Broughton. We’re looking forward to celebrating with RoSPA at their Diamond Anniversary in July.”

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards