A company which operates some of the UK’s most potentially hazardous energy, processing and storage facilities, has continued its exceptional safety performance – securing another series of prestigious awards.
The px group, which runs power stations, gas processing plants and fuel storage depots from Aberdeen to Port Talbot, has achieved five more Gold Awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – as well as an Order of Distinction and two Gold Medals for three sites, which have operated to the gold standard for a number of years consecutively.
And with two sites to be judged later in the year, the group’s zero harm initiative could yet deliver a second successive year where Gold Awards have been achieved across the board.
Sites to be honoured at a special awards ceremony in Birmingham this month include the Teesside Gas Processing Plant which was commended with an Order of Distinction after securing a Gold Award for the 22nd year in a row.
Five Gold Awards in five years for the group’s headquarters in Stockton and the gas fired Stallingborough Combined Heat and Power Plant, near Immingham, secured Gold Medal Achievement Awards for both sites.
Finally, Gold Awards were also allocated to the Port Talbot Biomass Power Plant and the Inver Energy Fuel Terminal at Cardiff Dock.
Greg Mitchinson, Director of Safety Health and Environment (SHE), Technical and Risk Management with px group, said: “Our objective is zero harm to people, the environment and the plants we operate and our team puts an enormous effort into this, maintaining our reputation as a proactive business which continues to achieve the very highest standards. These efforts have delivered thousands of hours of incident free work which, in turn, has again been recognised by RoSPA.
“I’d like to thank all of the employees and contractors who work on our sites for continuing to follow our safe working practices, and for looking out for one another, in order to keep themselves and the areas in which they work, safe.”
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.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Qualifications, Awards and Events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year. They allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace as well as demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”
The continued RoSPA awards success comes in the same year that px acquired the Saltend Chemicals Park, in Hull, from BP, at which it now provides a comprehensive energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance service for the 370 acre site. It will be entered for a RoSPA award in 2019.