CH&Co Group achieves RoSPA Gold award

CH&Co Group has been awarded the highest accolade of a RoSPA Gold Award for the second year running.

The award reflects the group’s outstanding health and safety performance for 2017 across its entire estate and is confirmation of its commitment to raising standards of health and safety management.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

As well as retaining this top-level accreditation from RoSPA, CH&Co has also scored an impressive 100% in the Achilles audit, which assesses health and safety practices and supply chains for compliance with laws, regulations and standards.

Emma Hill (pictured), head of food, health, safety and environment at CH&Co Group, commented, “It wouldn’t be possible to gain these accreditations without the hard work of my HSE colleagues and the wider CH&Co team ensuring that our safety standards are maintained across all of our sites and offices.

'From short refresher recaps to our in-depth training courses, everything adds up to ensure that we continually exceed our safety requirements. It’s wonderful that everyone’s dedication has been recognised with the RoSPA Gold Award.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said, “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

CH&Co Group CEO, Terry Waldron, added, “We’re extremely proud to have achieved this top-level accreditation for the 2nd year running. It’s a clear indication of the emphasis the operations and health and safety leadership place on our health and safety culture across the entire group.

'CH&Co has been through a period of significant growth but this clearly hasn’t phased our team and we’ve maintained the same strong focus. The RoSPA Gold Award shows that the health and safety systems in place are clear and robust and I congratulate and thank everyone involved.”

CH&Co Group will be presented with the award at a ceremony at ExCeL, London on 19 June 2018.