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Express delivery company City Link receives Management of Occupational Road Risk award

Employees at leading premium express delivery company are celebrating after being presented with three accolades in two national health and safety awards schemes.

For the second year running City Link achieved Gold in the RoSPA awards. The Company also won a silver RoSPA award in the Management of Occupational Road Risk category. The Company’s Birmingham Depot was also presented with an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council.

Company representatives were presented with the RoSPA awards in a ceremony at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel and the British Safety Council award was announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

To win the RoSPA awards City Link was asked to complete in-depth questionnaires demonstrating its handling of a wide range of occupational health and safety issues. Everything from how City Link demonstrates its commitment to health and safety management, through to the health and safety training of the workforce, sickness levels and the reporting of accidents at work, was taken into account.

Judges at the British Safety Council also looked at City Link’s health and safety management systems.

Stuart Godman, Managing Director of City Link, said he was delighted the Company’s approach to the health and safety of employees had been recognised by the experts.

He said: "All of us here at City Link are delighted our stringent health and safety practice has been recognised by three prestigious awards.

"But we are by no means complacent. The welfare of our employees and their health and safety in the workplace remains top of mind and we will continue to strive for excellence in next year’s RoSPA Awards."

Karen Farr, Head of SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) at City Link, added: "We are honoured to have been presented with these prestigious awards.

"This is the third year City Link has won the RoSPA awards – every year we have won Golds and Silvers in some form – although this is the first time we have won the British Safety Council award and hopefully we will now build on this"

The awards are organised to promote good health and safety practice in the workplace and to strive to improve management systems, in turn reducing the number of fatalities, injuries and reports of work-related stress in the workplace.

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