11th September 2017
O’Keefe group member is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.
O’Keefe Demolition has won an award in the prestigious annual safety recognition scheme run by RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents).
The silver award, which shows organisations have achieved a high level of performance underpinned by good management systems which are delivering consistent improvement and are working towards the level of excellence required for a Gold Award, was achieved by O’Keefe during the charity’s centenary year.
The RoSPA awards scheme, which is now in its 61st year, is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. Judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
O’Keefe Demolition divisional director Andrew Farquharson said: “Health and safety is paramount in the O’Keefe culture and we are delighted our efforts have been recognised with this award which will serve to boost these further to achieve the gold standard.”
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.”
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.
Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2017 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 12th consecutive year.