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Metro Rod is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2016

16 August 2016

Drainage experts, Metro Rod have been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.

The company, based in Macclesfield, achieved the Gold Medal (8 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow hotel, on September 15, 2016, as the event marked its diamond anniversary.

The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.

Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Colin Davis, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Metro Rod, said:

“It’s great to hear that Metro Rod has once again been granted Gold Medal status by RoSPA. As a company, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our people, whether they work behind a desk in our head office, or out on the road as engineers. We believe that as a business, our strength lies in the people we employ and so we want to ensure that they are safe and well. I am proud of what this award represents and that the commitment of my staff means that we have been recognised for the eighth consecutive year by RoSPA with their most prestigious award.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said:

“To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”


The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2016 is NEBOSH - the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health - for the 11th consecutive year.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awardsENDS

For more information please contact Metro Service Group’s Marketing Manager Sarah Hampson on 01625 507 913 or email: sarah.hampson@metrorod.co.uk


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