07/30/2012 | Editor: Dominik Stephan
Foster Wheeler's UK engineering division bags the fifth Order of Distinction Award for Occupational Health and Safety in a row: The prestigious award by the UK's Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) recognises outstanding health and safety performance on projects around the world.
London/United Kingdom – The British branch of the Swiss based engineering company has further won its nineteenth consecutive RoSPA Gold Award. "We are very proud to receive once again the prestigious RoSPA Order of Distinction Award for our 2011 safety performance," said Filippo Abbá, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited. "We want all of our employees and contractors to go home safely each day. This award recognizes the commitment, hard work and safety leadership demonstrated by our people to translate this vision into reality."
Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running program of its kind in the UK. It recognizes commitment to accident and ill-health prevention and is open to businesses and organizations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The goal of the organisation is not only to look at accident records, but also to recognise overarching health and safety management systems, including measures such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, Awards Manager at RoSPA said: "The RoSPA Awards program provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organizations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate Foster Wheeler Energy on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognized to be good for workers and the bottom line."
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