We’re delighted to announce our most recent accolade, as EPC-UK has again been acknowledged for its health and safety achievements, this time through the presentation of the RoSPA Silver Award for health and safety performance during the period of 1st January 2020, to 31st December 2020.

An internationally-recognised commendation given to companies that demonstrate high health and safety standards, we’ve received the Silver Health and Safety Award as a result of the measures we’ve put in place to ensure staff, customers and contractors return home safely at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Bob Woolley, EPC-UK’s Head of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality was extremely pleased to learn of the achievement and commented:

“As a company employing 210 people, some of whom are office or home-based and others working within quarry or manufacturing environments, it’s our responsibility to keep each and every individual both physically and mentally healthy and safe.

“Our duty of care is taken extremely seriously and serves to shape our strategic ‘Zero Harm’ vision for health, safety and wellbeing. EPC-UK’s passionate commitment continually spurs company-wide initiatives, each designed to empower all employees at every level of the business.

“This year’s RoSPA award period encompasses the 2020 timeframe where COVID-19 presented many acute self-care challenges. The award organisation’s appreciation of EPC-UK’s efforts and subsequent accolade confirms that our company has succeeded in ensuring occupational health, risk assessment, care in the community and physical and mental health wellbeing through a time none of us could have anticipated. We believe in making health and safety the priority whatever the circumstances and are both gratified and proud to have our efforts valuably recognised.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said:

“The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.

“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be, should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards