Last week, our business and DIO were delighted to each be awarded a Gold Award in the Royal Society of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2017. The Gold award is only given to organisations that consistently deliver the highest occupational standards and is independently assessed against a strict award criteria by a panel of judges comprising of the UK’s leading safety professionals.
For both us and DIO to both receive ‘Gold’ is testament to the strong and collaborative working relationship that exists between our two organisations. By sharing resource and knowledge, and empowering our staff and supply chain partners to embrace our strong health and safety culture, we can continue to improve health and safety performance across all of our contracts.
Peter Franklin, our HSEQ Director, and Geoff Robson, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer, collected their respective awards at the prestigious ceremony in Birmingham. Peter said “This is another hugely successful year for us at the RoSPA awards and demonstrates the hard work and commitment our people show in respect to health and safety. Their desire to ‘Follow the Rules’ ensures that the health, safety and welfare of everyone who lives and works on the MOD estate is never compromised.”
Sean McGovern, Head of DIO Safety, Environment and Engineering agreed and said “Winning the Gold award reinforces the importance that DIO places on health and safety. Ultimately, the safety of the Defence estate depends largely on the performance of our contractors and the creation of a new Joint Suppliers Health and Safety Committee will ensure that best practice and lessons learnt are shared between us, with the aim to further develop and enhance safety collaboration across our contracts.”