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RoSPA recognises firms for health & safety achievements

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.

Achievement awards are also presented for the management of occupational road risk (MORR). Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and competitive awards also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as MORR.

Awards winners included CEMEX UK Operations Ltd, which was presented with the newly launched MORR (Managing Occupational Road Risk) Technology Trophy in recognition of its use of the latest technology to cut work-related road accidents.  

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: ‘CEMEX UK Operations Ltd – Logistics was selected as the first winner of the MORR Technology Trophy in recognition of its development and trial of the use of technology to reduce the risks to pedal cyclists. It has invested in innovative bespoke systems to alert its drivers when cyclists are nearby, including sensors, additional blind spot mirrors and camera systems. By conducting proper trials, evaluated with the help of a university, it is making sure that the technology adopted is effective.’

In addition, Dubai-based Tristar Transport LLC won RoSPA’s MORR Trophy.

Kevin Clinton said: ‘Tristar Transport LLC was presented with the MORR Trophy in recognition of its clear commitment to managing occupational road risk at all levels within the company, ranging from its most senior managers to individual drivers, who are empowered to stop or refuse work, without fear of retaliation, if they think it is unsafe. Equally impressive was the company’s Driver Professional League, in which experienced drivers in the company act as mentors for new drivers, and its involvement in road safety education in schools.’

Colas Limited, which is based in West Sussex, was highly commended in the MORR Trophy category.  

In addition to these specialist trophies, a range of non-competitive MORR achievement awards were presented.

Meanwhile Northern Rail scooped the award for the Transport, Storage and Distribution segment.

Around 4,000 winners and their guests attended the safety charity’s daytime ceremonies and evening banquets, which took place in Birmingham over three days from 14-16th May.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.