Port of Tyne safety win

Mon, 27 October 2014

The UK’s Port of Tyne has received a Gold Award in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

The annual awards scheme recognises the port’s commitment to health and safety. Last year, the port was awarded ‘silver’ in the same awards, and in 2012 achieved the internationally recognised Health and Safety standard OHSAS:18001.

“We are delighted to have achieved the gold award in just two years. It’s testament to the huge efforts that have been made by everyone across the entire port,” said Andrew Moffat, CEO, Port of Tyne.

“We’ve been doing very well through safety training, awareness, monitoring processes and being vigilant – looking out for our colleagues and our visitors, and have encouraged staff to participate by making many excellent suggestions,” he added.

As a result, the company says year to date injuries are down by 25% and its near miss reporting rate is up by 21%.

The RoSPA awards, which are open to all businesses and organisations, recognise health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

By Rachael Doyle

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