Black & Veatch wins 14 health & safety awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents


Source: Black & Veatch Corporation

Black & Veatch was recently commended for its efforts to maintain the highest standards in occupational health and safety by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Black & Veatch received 14 RoSPA awards, including three Gold Medals, in a year in which a record 1,650 entries were submitted from organizations representing a wide range of different industry sectors. RoSPA’s Gold Medals are one of the highest honors attainable in the UK’s occupational health and safety industry and can only be achieved after receiving five years of consecutive Gold Awards.

Black & Veatch’s Scottish project team working for Scottish Water Solutions; the company’s Northern team working for Northumbrian Water; and the Watermark team working for Yorkshire Water received RoSPA’s Gold Medals. The Scottish and Northern teams received their Gold Medals for a third successive year, demonstrating the company’s sustained commitment to exceptional occupational health and safety.

Bruce Ainsworth, Executive Managing Director of Black & Veatch’s global water business, said: “Health and safety is paramount to our business and backed by a mindset shared across the company that every injury is avoidable.”

He continued, “Attaining year-on-year success with these awards bears testament to the significant commitment of our professionals and effectiveness of company-wide initiatives driven by our specialist health and safety teams.”

Adding to its success, Black & Veatch received “highly commended” status from RoSPA in the association’s Training Trophy award, presented to the UK-based entrant showing the best-organized health and safety training program.

David Rawlins, RoSPA awards manager, said: “Black & Veatch has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Entering the RoSPA Awards reinforces the message that good health and safety is good for business and clearly demonstrates an organization’s dedication to improving performance in this crucial area.

“Provision of top quality health and safety training is a vital part of this, and to be highly commended in the tough competition for the RoSPA Training Trophy is a tremendous achievement.”

The RoSPA awards are sponsored by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). Black & Veatch, together with other RoSPA winners, will be invited to collect their RoSPA awards at a special presentation in Glasgow on September 24, 2009.

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