Finning honoured for health and safety achievements

FINNING UK & Ireland has secured a RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) engineering services sector award for its health and safety achievements.

The Caterpillar dealer said that, as the business revolves around extremely large and heavy equipment, safety is a ‘central focus’.

“Organisations receiving a RoSPA award are recognised as being world leaders in health and safety practices, so receiving the engineering services sector award is a fantastic achievement,” said Keith Oakes, head of safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) at Finning.

“I would like to extend my thanks to all employees for their ongoing commitment to health and safety. I would also like to recognise the work carried out by Martin Parker, Finning’s SHEQ business partner, who completes the substantial submission process every year by liaising with multiple departments to evidence our performance and achievements.

“Everyone should feel incredibly proud of this accomplishment, which means we now go into the final evaluation process for the chance to be awarded the Sir George Earle Trophy. If we were to secure this prestigious accolade it would be the second time, following our win back in 2012.”

Julia Small, RoSPA achievements director commented, “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide. RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace.”