Atkins has won the Gold Medal award at the Health and Safety Awards 2017 by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), for the eighth consecutive year.
The Gold Medal celebrates the high standard of health and safety related behaviours achieved by companies throughout 2016 including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The progress Atkins has made to enhance its wellbeing offering, along with the enthusiastic engagement of its people in wellbeing related programmes were key to the RoSPA judges’ considerations this year.
Neil Thomas, Atkins’ Group technical and QSSE director, said: “The health and safety of our people and those of our partners and clients is a top priority. This award, which we have received for the eighth year running, reflects the relentless collective effort by everyone in Atkins to create a strong and proactive health and safety culture.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat. This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year.”
The RoSPA Awards scheme is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.