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Double Gold for Briggs of Burton who win second RoSPA Gold Award for Health and Safety Achievements

Briggs of Burton were pleased to be awarded the RoSPA Gold Award for the second consecutive year in recognition of their health and safety practices by working with their staff, customers and contractors to promote safe working practices.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has been running for nearly a century on an international scale. Their main aim is to identify and award companies that work towards saving lives and prevent life changing injuries, which occur as a result of workplace accidents.

Briggs were recognised for their high level of commitment to workplace safety, staff training and raising awareness of the ‘Zero Harm’ Initiative, which was setup to reduce the number of accidents at work. This is reflected in Briggs’ core values and is evident from accruing over 3.7 million-man hours since their last Lost Time Accident (LTA), which was started a decade ago.

John Blundell, Health, Safety and QA Manager (DipNEBOSH) at Briggs of Burton’s UK headquarters said it was an outstanding achievement and he is proud the company has instilled a strong commitment towards high levels of health and safety across the business.

He said “The RoSPA Gold award is recognition of the positive attitude to health and safety from all Briggs employees, contractors and customers. In particular, the manufacturing and construction staff who continue to show great commitment to ensuring all people on site return home safely. We will continue to develop our efforts in the future to safeguard all employees and keep them informed of good health and safety practices whilst at work.”

Briggs of Burton have ensured all members of the manufacturing team, based in Burton are IOSH and First Aid trained. Alongside this, we have an internal IOSH trainer and over 20 employees training to the prestigious NEBOSH Certificate standard. Across our group of international operations, we also have a number of our US staff with OSHA 10 and 30 qualifications.