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Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports, has been awarded a prestigious Gold Medal in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping everyone who works at the Port to get home safely at the end of the working day.
Port of Tyne has achieved a Gold Medal for the third year running in the internationally-renowned Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards.
The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement, and is the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
Steven Clapperton, Port of Tyne Maritime Director and Harbour Master, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised, once again, for our health and safety practices here at the Port.
“Ensuring our staff, customers and contractors get home safe is our top priority, and we have a number of initiatives in place, including awareness campaigns, safety training and performance reviews, as we work towards our Tyne 2050 aim of Achieving Zero Harm by 2022. It is testament to the Port’s commitment that we have achieved seven consecutive Gold Awards, and three consecutive Gold Medals in these highly-regarded annual awards.”
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 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”
The awards mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold Medals are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.