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Archant Print reaches gold standard for safety

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Archant Print has reached the gold standard for its approach to occupational safety and health after being recognised in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Archant Print will be given the prestigious Gold Award for the first time in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014. It will be presented at Excel in London on June 17 and follows a Silver award gained by Archant Print last year.

Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Archant Print 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.”

Clive Want, Director of Thorpe Print Centre, said: “This award demonstrates the excellent progress made by everyone at Thorpe resulting in a safer place of work. It is great that we have achieved the gold standard after securing silver last year and reflects the company’s drive to consistently try and improve occupational health.

The majority of awards that RoSPA presents 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 competitive awards also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).

Pictured above is Clive Want (right), Director of Thorpe Print Centre receiving the Silver Award from RoSPA Trustee John Clayton, last year.

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