Motherwell Bridge Scoops Gold Award for Health and Safety

Motherwell Bridge, the Lanarkshire-based engineering contractor, has been presented with a prestigious award recognising its distinguished track-record and commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

Motherwell Bridge was awarded the Order of Distinction 16 consecutive Golds by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on Wednesday 22nd September 2010.

The RoSPA awards scheme encourages businesses to implement robust health and safety management systems, reduce the number of accidents sustained at work and lower the number of cases of ill health amongst employees.

The Order of Distinction award acknowledges companies that have continuously maintained high health and safety standards.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “Motherwell Bridge has shown commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Organisations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognised and that’s where the RoSPA awards come in.

“As well as there being clear ethical reasons and legal requirements for good health and safety management, there is also a strong business case. RoSPA is delighted to publicly honour organisations which have demonstrated their work to improve performance in this sphere.”

Russell Ward, chief executive of Motherwell Bridge added: “We are thrilled to have received this accolade from RoSPA. We always ensure health and safety is at the forefront of our operations and this award is testament to the hard work and dedication of all our employees who are committed to maintaining the high standards in health and safety we as a company have set.”

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2010 are sponsored by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), the leading health and safety professional examining body.

Gideon Thomas, HSE manager at Motherwell Bridge, receives the company’s award from Lord Brougham & Vaux, RoSPA Vice President.