Bringing home the gold: XPO Logistics awarded for Health & Safety

By Dale Benton
UK logistics firm XPO Logistics Barnsley has taken home the gold in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016. XPO team, ba...

UK logistics firm XPO Logistics Barnsley has taken home the gold in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.

XPO team, based in Barnsley, achieved the Gold award in the annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow hotel, on September 15, 2016, as the event marked its diamond anniversary.

The RoSPA Awards, open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, looks at entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations,”

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”

Ken Perritt Account Director XPO Supply Chain, said: “This is a combination of three years’ hard work with the vision to improve the culture of a safe working environment for all our colleagues and visitors alike. We pride ourselves on the mantra of “safe today, home tonight” and it is our responsibility as the employer of choice to ensure that happens every day.”

“This is a fantastic achievement and I am extremely proud of the team’s contribution and effort. This award is a real endorsement of the way in which we operate as a business and underlines that the safety and welfare of our people are at the heart of everything we do.”

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