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Bewley Homes receives RoSPA Award for health and safety achievements

15 Sep 2020

Bewley Homes is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

Bewley Homes has received a RoSPA Bronze Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its workers and contractors all 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. 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.

The award follows Bewley Homes recording over a million and half hours without a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences) reportable incident on its sites.

Bewley Homes led the way with technology in the industry, developing social distancing wristbands as well as establishing digital inductions and signing in systems post COVID lockdown.

Staff from Bewley Homes will be virtually presented with their award during an on-line ceremony this month.

Matt Jenkins, Health and Safety Manager at Bewley Homes, said: “This has been a complete team effort to secure this award. It’s the first time we have entered the awards and it gives us a great platform to build on.”

Bob Murrell, Construction Director at Bewley Homes, added: “Health and safety on site is of paramount importance at Bewley Homes and our staff and sub contractors respect us for the additional measures we have put in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.

“RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around seven million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”

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