Lavendon Group PLC Enjoys Gold Celebration at RoSPA Awards

Lutterworth, United Kingdom, June 04, 2010 --( Lavendon Group PLC is celebrating winning the prestigious Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety. Gold Awards are given by RoSPA to organisations that can demonstrate the highest standards of health and safety at work.

To be one of the companies to receive the accolade in 2010, Lavendon had to demonstrate that it had reduced the number of accidents and cases of ill health at work – and has robust health and safety management systems in place.

The award was presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, at the NEC, near Birmingham last month.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s Awards Manager, said: “Lavendon Group PLC has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being 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.”

Andy Wright, Chief Executive of Lavendon Access Services, said: “Winning the RoSPA Gold Award is fantastic news and reflects the incredible amount of hard work our staff put in to maintaining the focus and commitment that Lavendon Access Services has towards improving health and safety. We are determined to take a leadership role in continuously raising health and safety standards in our industry.

“Many of our clients set the same high standards of excellence in health and safety, so it is very important that we have been able to show, through this RoSPA Gold Award, that we are continuously striving to ensure their workplaces are as safe as possible.”

Highlights of the entry included the ‘Safety Starts with You’ campaign, which continues to introduce an innovative, common approach to health and safety across the company’s 43 UK depots.

The TechX programme, designed to set consistently high standards of practice in key operational areas (including engineering and equipment maintenance, environmental management, procurement, housekeeping and health and safety) demonstrated a significant impact in promoting more efficient, effective and safer practices.

This is just the latest award in recent months for Lavendon and its companies. Earlier this month, Lavendon Access Services won the Tool, Equipment and Plant Hire Company of the Year and the Effective Health and Safety Management awards at Hire Awards of Excellence 2010, given by the Hire Association of Europe. Last month it was also named Company of the Year in the International Awards for Powered Access.

For further information regarding Lavendon Group PLC please contact: Emily Lowth. Tel: +44 (0)1455 206719 or email:

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