Swindon-based construction firm wins health and safety awards

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A prestigious health and safety award has been granted to construction company Beard for the second consecutive year…

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has awarded Swindon-based construction firm Beard the prestigious Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety. It is the second year on the run the company has won it.

The award recognises the firm’s health and safety management systems, as well as the safety record. It was presented to Martin Nash, health, safety and environmental manager at Beard during a ceremony in Birmingham.

Family-owned, Beard has been building around Swindon for more than 100 years. The company’s accident incident rate reduced due to a five-year programme of initiative.

Nash said: “Gaining our second consecutive Gold is a significant achievement for Beard staff and our project teams who work in some of the most challenging construction environments.

“I’m delighted to accept this award on behalf of all our people whose hard work made this award possible, and who are totally committed to making Beard a healthy, safe and happy place to work.”

The awards date back 58 years and recognise continuous improvements in accident and ill health prevention at work.

RoSPA Awards Manager David Rawlins said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management.

“Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Beard, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”

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