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Europa achieves five safety awards on the trot

Published 23rd August, 2013 by Neil Nixon

Europa achieves five safety awards on the trot

Europa has had its approach to occupational health and safety recognised at a ceremony hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The facilities services provider received the gold medal, which is awarded for five consecutive gold awards, at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013. Dating back 57 years, the scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK.

The RoSPA awards recognise 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. Europa 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.”

Kim Durling, Europa's safety, quality and environment director, said: “When engaging with Europa colleagues, health and safety is continually identified as an absolute priority in the workplace. Therefore it is with great pleasure that we receive this prestigious gold medal award in recognition of our progress and the impact of measures introduced to help drive this improvement.”

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