Plant & Works Engineering

Manufacturing and engineering pick up safety honours

Published:  18 December, 2007

Around 130 businesses in the manufacturing and engineering services industries were honoured at this year's Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

The winner of the Manufacturing Sector was Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, with Springfields Fuels, and Marshalls West Lane Works Landscape Division, highly commended.

The Engineering Services Sector was won by Scottish Power  Fleet  Business, with Metronet REW Trains Division, commended.

Businesses  in  the  sectors  also  picked  up  one  order  of  distinction,  11 president's awards, 32 gold medals, 57 gold awards, 17 silver, three bronze  and two merit awards.

Tom Mullarkey, RoSPA chief executive, said: "Organizations and businesses which not only proclaim  the importance of health and safety, but  actually  deliver consistent standards  of  health  and  safety  risk  management  deserve full recognition.

"To be judged best in sector, contenders have to demonstrate outstanding approaches to issues such as director leadership, workforce involvement and the use of professional services.