Following a track record of award winning success in health and safety, with a Silver RoSPA award in 2008 and a Gold award in 2009, Finning (UK) Ltd is celebrating winning another of the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety awards in 2010.
The major award in the Engineering Services Sector category, where Finning (UK) Ltd was commended for its approach to the health and safety of its employees, customers and suppliers, was presented to Finning (UK) Ltd EHS&Q Manager, Keith Oakes at an award ceremony at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham which took place on 11th May. The ceremony took place alongside 'Safety & Health Expo 2010' which is Europe's leading annual health and safety exhibition.
"It is a great honour for Finning to be recognised in this way," said Mike Davies, HR Director with responsibility for EHS&Q at Finning, “we have a strong history and culture of striving for excellence in all that we do where health and safety is concerned and I’m proud of our employees and the way that they have grasped the mettle on this".
With 24 branches in the UK and more than 1400 employees, Finning (UK) Ltd is the UK arm of Caterpillars largest international equipment dealer, Finning International Inc, who also has operations in Canada and South America and more than 12,000 employees worldwide. Markets served include quarrying, mining, waste, construction and agriculture, where a core focus on health, safety and the environment is fundamental to the service provided to all stakeholders.
David Rawlins, RoSPA's awards manager, said, "Finning (UK) Ltd has shown a commitment to protecting the health and safety of its employees and others. Organisations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognised and that’s where the RoSPA awards come in.
"As well as there being clear ethical reasons and legal requirements for good health and safety management, there is also a strong business case. RoSPA is delighted to publicly honour organisations which have demonstrated their work to improve performance in this sphere."
The RoSPA Awards scheme is not only about reducing the number of accidents and cases of ill-health at work; it also encourages organisations to develop robust health and safety management systems.