A company making fabrics for office and transport interiors is among the winners in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.
Camira Fabrics, which has its main UK manufacturing plant at Meltham Mills and its head office at Mirfield, has won the highest gold award for investment and innovation in health and safety.
The annual scheme is run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
The awards will presented in June in London.
Camira, which employs 170 people in Meltham, manufactures about 8m metres of contract fabrics every year for customers including major bus and train operators.
It has been recognised for its achievements in promoting the health, safety and well-being of its employees – including investment in staff training and automated lifting equipment to reduce manual handling and minimising risks to prevent accidents.
The gold award comes after the company landed two silver awards in previous years and achieved international Health and Safety Standard OHSAS 18001 in 2012.
Manufacturing director Darren McCluskey said: “We’re really pleased to have had our hard work and investment in health and safety independently recognised.
“We’re a busy manufacturing plant running three shifts 24 hours a day over five days and it’s crucial that we promote the safest possible working practices to protect the well-being of our staff and enable us to serve our global customers.”
David Rawlins, RoSPA awards manager, said: “Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Camira Fabrics, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to and we offer them our congratulations.”