Essar Stanlow a winner in the 2014 national RoSPA safety awards

27th October, 2014

Essar Oil UK’s Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port has been recognised in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) annual awards for its commitment to Occupational Health and Safety.  Essar Oil UK received the Gold Award for 2014 and the Order of Distinction for 18 consecutive Gold Awards for the site.

As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life.  In support of this mission, the RoSPA awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s Awards Manager, said: “The RoSPA awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Essar Oil UK’s Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

Jon Mason, Site Manager, commented:  “We are very proud of this achievement, which is our 18th consecutive award, as it recognises our absolute commitment to preventing injuries and ill health at Stanlow.”

The majority of RoSPA awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and ultimately the order of distinction.