Tarmac has won an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards which has included successfully adapting its operations to the challenges of COVID-19.
The leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its employees and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice and every year, nearly 2,000 entrants contend to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running health and safety industry awards.
Wayne Darwin, HSEQ and Governance Manager for Tarmac, said: “This award is recognition and testament to the challenging work of all Tarmac employees, and contractors, during 2020.
“Last year was particularly challenging with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we continued to deliver on our commitment to work and return home safely, while adapting our operations to be COVID-19 secure to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and visitors to our sites.”
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.”