Lavendon Group PLC Enjoys Second Gold Celebration at RoSPA Awards

Lutterworth, United Kingdom, April 21, 2011 --( Lavendon Group PLC is celebrating winning the prestigious Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety for the second time in two years. 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 2011, 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 Gold award will be presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity, launched its awards programme 55 years ago. The scheme looks not only at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Lavendon Group Plc has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.”

Mike Potts, Chief Executive of Lavendon Access Services, said: “Winning the RoSPA Gold Award for the second successive time is fantastic news. It reflects the incredible amount of hard work our staff continue to put in to maintaining the focus and commitment that Lavendon dedicates towards improving health and safety.

“Setting the highest health and safety standards is good for us and our customers. We are determined to take a leadership role in raising health and safety standards and continue to strive to ensure that workplaces are as safe as possible.”

Chris Wraith, UK Group QHSE Manager, said: “Winning RoSPA Gold again shows that Lavendon is continuing to improve its levels of Health and Safety. As with the 2010 award, attaining these high standards is only possible when everyone in the company pulls to together and works as a team.”

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and specialist awards recognise excellence in specific areas, such as the management of occupational road risk.

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011 are sponsored by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), the leading health and safety professional examining body.

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

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