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Five Star rating for H&S

Published 17th December, 2009 by Neil Nixon

Five Star rating for H&S

Rok plc has achieved a Five Star rating from the British Safety Council and is now fully certified to the International Occupational Health and Safety Standard (OHSAS) 18001.

Last spring, Rok invited the British Safety Council to perform its acclaimed five star audit across the group and in addition, to test it for compliance to OHSAS 18001 standard. The group’s rating comes from an accumulated score with four of its regional businesses achieving Five Star rating and the fifth, North East & East Midlands, rated a high Four.

The British Safety Council (BSC) is one of the world’s leading occupational health, safety and environmental organisations, whose mission is to support a healthier, safer and more sustainable society.

Rok also works closely with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Europe’s leading body for health and safety professionals. The company’s engagement with both organisations ensures best practice is continuously applied, helps understanding of new developments and initiatives and demonstrates a commitment to being proactive, rather than reactive.

Rok’s safety, health, environment & quality director, Shaun Davis, said: “When Rok committed to the audit, it set itself the target of achieving Five Star in all areas of its business by the end of 2010. With this in mind, I am incredibly proud of what we achieved in such a short amount of time. Putting safety at the top of everyone’s agenda within Rok is bringing real improvement in our performance and our high standards are being recognised outside the business. Even in these challenging times we are dedicated to maintaining these standards, and our employees’ commitment to it has never wavered. Whilst this score is a fantastic achievement, we must remember that auditing is only ever a snapshot in time and whilst we celebrate we must keep it in context. We will continue to strive for everybody to be injury and accident free not solely within Rok, but within the wider industry. Our aim is for a workplace in which accidents will not occur, and in which employees, contractors and the public will not be exposed to safety or health hazards.”

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