Hartlepool construction firm gets gold safety award for 11th time

Steve Bell, chief executive at Gus Robinson Developments.
Steve Bell, chief executive at Gus Robinson Developments.

A construction firm has been rewarded for its commitment to safety by landing a major honour for the 11th year in a row.

Gus Robinson Developments is once again among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015. The Hartlepool-based business has won the President’s (11 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The RoSPA Awards recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Steve Bell, chief executive at Gus Robinson Developments, said: “Health and safety is a key priority for all of our workforce, not just on the sites where we carry out construction work but within our offices too. All of our staff are fully trained in health and safety issues and kept up to date with changes to procedure, so it is pleasing that our efforts have been recognised in the form of another Gold award from RoSPA.”

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, added: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. The majority of awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels.