Monday June 10 2019

Northern Powergrid Receives Gold Medals at RoSPA Awards

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Northern Powergrid
2019 Gold Medal Awards Ceremony

Northern Powergrid received an Order of Distinction at the internationally renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.

The electricity distributor was recognized by the longest-running industry awards scheme in the U.K. for achieving its 18th and 15th consecutive Gold Medals for its safety record in the company’s North East and Yorkshire license areas.

The RoSPA awards are internationally recognized symbols of safety excellence and recognize Northern Powergrid’s on-going commitment to safety. Each year's Gold Medal has been attained by Northern Powergrid for achieving 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.

Geoff Earl, Northern Powergrid’s safety, health and environment director, said: "The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards offer organizations a prime opportunity to prove their on-going commitment to raising health and safety standards.

"The longevity and undisputed reputation of RoSPA and the Awards scheme is just one of the key reasons it has been recognizing and celebrating excellence in safety performance longer than any other in the industry.

"To be awarded an Order of Distinction for both our license areas is the highest praise and a testament to our continued pledge to make safety our number one priority.

“We want every employee and contractor, working for Northern Powergrid, to go home at the end of each shift uninjured and in good health after a productive days work. We work hard to develop a positive, cooperative and forward thinking health and safety culture which keeps safety at the forefront of our employees’ mind while we deliver the best possible service for our customers.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

Northern Powergrid was presented with their Order of Distinction awards during a ceremony at Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel June 6, 2019.

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