Firm picks up safety award

Gus Robinson Developments Ltd Chairman Dan Robinson and Health and Safety administrator Michelle Boylan pictured with the RoSPA award.
Gus Robinson Developments Ltd Chairman Dan Robinson and Health and Safety administrator Michelle Boylan pictured with the RoSPA award.
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BOSSES and staff at a town building contract firm are celebrating after securing their seventh consecutive health and safety award.

Gus Robinson Developments had its successful health and safety methods recognised as, once again, it was handed the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) award.

The awards, which were set up in 1956, offers organisations the chance to prove their ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.

Gus Robinson Developments, based in Stranton House, in West View Road, Hartlepool, was given a third consecutive RoSPA gold medal in recognition of its continued high standards.

A gold medal is given to firms which achieve five successive RoSPA awards, and is then handed out for every following award achieved.

Michelle Boylan, health and safety co-ordinator and liaison officer for the firm, praised staff for maintaining high standards.

Michelle said: “High health and safety standards are part of the company’s culture and it has been embraced by all of the staff.

“Credit must go to all of the staff and to Kevin Henderson, a health and safety co-ordinator who left the company recently.”

In order to receive the award, bosses had to answer a series of questions based on how positively the company portrays health and safety.

Answers are then checked out before the awards are handed out each year.

Michelle said the company works hard to ensure staff are aware of the importance of health and safety measures.

She said open forums are set up and the company also has a health and safety committee.

“We will be working hard to ensure we maintain these high standards,” added Michelle.

She said the next aim for the firm is to reach 10 consecutive awards, when it would then receive a President’s Award.

The firm, which provides a wide portfolio of building, mechanical and civil engineering services, is ran by Daniel Robinson.

Daniel, a former jet fighter pilot who studied two Master of Business Administration degrees in Washington DC and Barcelona, took over the reigns following the tragic death of his dad, Gus, in November last year.