THE company building the multi-million pound Kirklees College campus in Huddersfield has won a top award for health and safety.
GMI Construction Group, main contractor on the college project at Chapel Hill, has gained a gold award in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011.
The award will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, at the NEC in Birmingham.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents launched its awards programme 55 years ago. The scheme looks not only at accident records, but also entrants’ health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition.
“GMI Construction Group has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.”
Jarrod Best, managing director of Leeds-based GMI Construction, said: “We are delighted with our gold award and it’s great recognition for the work we have put into the promotion of safety at the workplace, particularly with our local school engagement initiatives.”
The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.
Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors and specialist awards recognise excellence in specific areas, such as the management of occupational road risk.