Forestry WinnerAcorn Environmental Management Group Ltd has been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.

The company, with its Head Office based in Redditch, achieved the Winner of the Forestry Sector award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

They were/will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, on July 13, 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.

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.”

Kevin O’Rourke, Managing Director, said: “We are truly delighted to be awarded the Forestry Sector Award by RoSPA. Health & Safety are core values of the organisation and this award underpins the high standards established by our employees and the continued successful delivery of our operations .”

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/awards

Any press information should be directed to:

Gavin Martin – Business Development Director

Tel: 0800 093 3898

Email: gavin.martin@aemg.co.uk