Salver for serving up safety

Salver for serving up safety


Northumbrian Water Group has celebrated being named as the UK’s number one water company for health and safety.

Picture shows: Health and Safety representatives across Northumbrian Water Group (clockwise from top: Terry Darby, Stuart Barnes, Michael Charlton, Lucy Kettleborough, Diane Somerville and Scott Everett).

The company was presented with a silver salver for winning the Water Industry Sector 2015 at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards for Health and Safety.

The Water Industry Sector award is given to water companies who are able to demonstrate a robust and high quality safety management system, together with a minimum of four years′ consistently excellent or continuously improving health and safety performance.

This is the fourth consecutive Health and Safety Award from RoSPA awarded to Northumbrian Water Group, building upon its previous success of RoSPA Gold Awards in 2012 and 2014, and its Commendation Award for Excellence in Health and Safety in 2014.

Kimberley Smith, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager at Northumbrian Water Group, said: “We take health and safety very seriously and to be awarded the Water Industry Sector Award this year is great recognition of all the hard work and commitment to health and safety by our health and safety representatives, managers and employees.

“The awards from RoSPA are an excellent measure of continuing improvements in our health and safety culture and I am very proud of this fantastic achievement.”

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management.

“Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Northumbrian Water Group, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”

The RoSPA awards scheme is the largest and longest running programme of its kind in the UK, recognising commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations from across the UK and overseas.

For more information contact Janine Scott on 0191 301 6713.

About Northumbrian Water Group

Northumbrian Water Group contains the following companies and divisions:
Northumbrian Water Limited (NWL)
provides water and sewerage services in the north east of England under the brand name Northumbrian Water and water services in the south east under the brand name Essex & Suffolk Water. It serves 2.7 million people in the north with water and sewerage services and 1.8 million people in the south with water services.

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