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Hewden scores RoSPA Gold hat trick

For the third year running, Hewden, the national multi-product rental specialist, has achieved Gold in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity, launched its awards programme 55 years ago. The scheme looks not only at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

Hewden has become the first plant rental company to achieve Gold for three years in a row, and this latest achievement adds to the company’s 2011 short listing for the HAE and ERA awards for health and safety.

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. Hewden 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."

On achieving the award, Martin Williams, National EHS&Q and Technical Manager for Hewden, added: "The RoSPA Gold Award relates to the safe performance of our operations and locations across the UK and adds to our already impressive health and safety credentials.

"Hewden uses a wide range of communication tools to keep the issue of health and safety fresh in employees’ minds. On the back of this increased awareness, the company’s health and safety results have been significant, as is reflected with this latest Gold Award."

The award will be presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Thursday May 19, 2011.

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