Volvo Construction Equipment Division achieves a RoSPA Gold award in 2010
- 16 December 2010
- Company & Industry News
Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group UK Ltd is celebrating achieving a RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold award for Occupational Health & Safety in 2010.
The awards are graded at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels and are sponsored by NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) the leading health and safety professional examining body. The award scheme is not only concerned with reducing numbers of accidents, but is also focussed on encouraging organisations to develop robust health & safety management systems.
Achievement of this award is a clear statement that Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group UK Ltd has been judged to have not only developed rigorous health & safety management systems, but also implement these systems effectively across all of its eight customer support centres.
David Rawlins, RoSPA's awards manager commented; "Volvo Construction Equipment Division has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Organisations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognised and that is where the RoSPA awards come in.''
"As well as there being clear ethical reasons and legal requirements for good health and safety management, there is also a strong business case for doing so - such as the reduction in lost time, claims and additional costs," he continued. "RoSPA is delighted to publicly honour organisations which have demonstrated their work to improve performance in this sphere.''
Commenting upon the award, Volvo Construction Equipment Division's Managing Director Val Ledden said; "We are absolutely delighted to have received a RoSPA Gold award for the first time in our trading history. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all of our employees who embrace the Volvo ethos when it comes to our core values of Quality, Safety and care for the Environment."
Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road machinery products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.