It’s Gold for O’Keefe!

1st April 2018

O’Keefe Demolition wins Gold at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2018

O’Keefe Demolition has won a prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for Health and Safety in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping everyone on its sites get home safely at the end of the working day.

The award will be officially presented to O’Keefe demolition during a ceremony at ExCeL, London, on June 19th.

To win gold, organisations must have achieved a very high level of performance, demonstrating well-developed occupational Health and Safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk, and very low levels of error, harm and loss.

Internationally-renowned, the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are also the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. Receiving entries from organisations globally, they recognise achievements in Health and Safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Andrew Farquharson, divisional director for O’Keefe Demolition, said: “We are delighted to have won this award. It is a great achievement for all the team. Health and Safety is at the core of the O’Keefe group culture. Striving to be best at what we do and how we do it will always be our objective.”

Michelle Rice, health & safety leader for the O’Keefe Group, said: “We are very proud of our demolition team for raising the bar and demonstrating our commitment to our No. 1 core value.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the Health and Safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit