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Jewson receive safety award

Builders merchants Jewson have picked up four silvers in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards.
The merchant won the awards for the operations in Scotland, Wales, East, West and Central England, and the presentation is being made today at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel.

Kevin Crawley, health and safety director at parent group Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, says: “These awards show we are improving year-on year – this year we have won an unprecedented nine awards across the Group, four of which were for Jewson. Last year we won eight and the one before that five.

“This emphasis on continuous improvement is in line with our overall strategy to ensure a safe working environment for our employees and Jewson has once again demonstrated best practice whilst setting industry standards.”

To achieve a RoSPA Silver Award Jewson had to answer key performance questions, provide evidence of occupational health and safety management systems and culture, improve compliance with control measures for principal risks and action on health issues, and reduce accident rates, ensuring that no fatal or major injuries occurred due to employer negligence.

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