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Essar Oil (UK) Ltd’s Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port has been recognised in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Annual Awards for its approach to Occupational Health and Safety. Essar Oil UK received the Gold Award for 2013 and the Order of Distinction Award for 17 consecutive Gold Awards for the site.
Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching Health and Safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s Awards Manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations which demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Essar Oil (UK) Ltd’s Stanlow Manufacturing Complex 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.”
Jon Mason, Site Manager, said: “We are very proud of this achievement. It honestly reflects our commitment to preventing injuries and ill health at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex.”
The majority of Awards that RoSPA presents are non-competitive, marking achievement at Merit, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win Gold medals, President’s Awards and ultimately the Order of Distinction.