CHESTER builder Rok has scooped a prestigious award for its impressive commitment to health and safety.
The esteemed International Safety Award was given to Rok by the British Safety Council, following a rigorous examination of the company’s practices by a strict independent adjudicating panel.
The award highlights Rok’s firm commitment to further improving the health and safety culture within the organisation, including safety policies and plans. Among its latest initiatives is a policy that all those working in situations where they might be at risk of injuring or damaging their hands, must wear gloves.
Shaun Davis, director for safety, health & environment, accepted the award at a ceremony in London.
Special guests at the ceremony included Chairman of the British Safety Council, Nina Wrightson OBE and members of the Health & Safety Executive and Health & Safety Commission, along with the Minister for Health & Safety Lord McKenzie.
The accolade sees Rok well-placed alongside a number of large multinational organisations.
Afterwards Shaun said Rok was working with the British Safety Council to promote and encourage a much stronger emphasis on ‘sensible safety’ – tackling real risks in the workplace that cause real harm and real suffering. He added that the company was committed to achieving Five Stars under the council’s audit scheme by 2010.
Steve Ellery of Rok, said: “We’re really thrilled to be honoured with this award and in winning it we have demonstrated our ongoing focus on the implementation of safety procedures.
“We believe in protecting and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of all our people and the communities we serve.”
Based at Chestergates Business Park, Rok’s Chester office undertakes work across Chester and North Wales on projects including alterations, refurbishments and new building, as well as planned and response maintenance work.