Dewsbury kitchen firm celebrates Gold health and safety award
Published by Rebecca Jackson for Rixonway Kitchens Limited in Health and also in Housing
L-R Michael D Parker CBE – RoSPA Vice Chairman and Mark Evans, Rixonway Kitchens Operations Manager
Leading kitchen manufacturer Rixonway Kitchens has been awarded its fifth Gold Award by safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its outstanding health and safety record.
Rixonway’s health and safety programme was recognised for the fifth year running at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at the National Exhibition Centre on 14 May.
Dating back 58 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 looks at accident records as well as entrants’ overall health and safety, 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 Rixonway Kitchens, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”
Paul Rose, chief executive of Rixonway, said: “We are delighted to be recognised by RoSPA and receive our fifth consecutive Gold Award for our dedication to health and safety across all our work areas. The safety of our employees is of paramount importance to us and we’re happy that our efforts continue to be recognised in the sector.”
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 orders of distinction.
For more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, visit www.rospa.com/awards/