Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Logistics Firm Wins Golden Safety Award

Efforts to Protect Staff Recognised
Shipping News Feature
UK – Howard Tenens, one of the UK’s largest family-owned logistics companies, have been awarded with a Gold RoSPA award, an internationally recognised and sought after accolade run by safety charity, the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), in recognition of Howard Tenens' company-wide efforts to improve its health and safety record. Jamie Hartles Logistics Director at Howard Tenens commented:

“Working towards and subsequently achieving the RoSPA Gold Standard has driven a change in culture across the business and improved our employee’s perception towards Health and Safety. We are delighted by our employee’s willingness to be involved in the process and that our commitments to both our employees and members of the public’s safety is being recognised. Achieving this award has set the standard that Howard Tenens will now strive to both continue and better year on year.”

To achieve the award, Howard Tenens had to answer a range of questions, supported with detailed evidence of procedures and practices in place across the Group which includes 19 different locations and 157 vehicles covering the UK. Chris Coulson, National Health and Safety Manager at Tenens has been working towards attaining the Gold RoSPA standard since joining the company in 2014. He has introduced and implemented a number of initiatives across all depots and continues to do so. Following the news of the award Coulson commented:

“A lot of hard work and effort has been put in over the last 2 years from all our depots to achieve this RoSPA Gold standard. A really pleasing and fantastic result for Tenens.”

RoSPA promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education. Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Awards and Events, said:

“The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”

Howard Tenens will be presented with a gold award during ceremony in Birmingham on the July 12 at the Birmingham Metropol, as the charity celebrates its centenary.