Gold medal for Jones Bros after fifth straight awards success17th Apr 2013

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has been awarded a prestigious gold medal after being named one of the country’s safest construction companies for a fifth consecutive year.

The Ruthin-based firm is among the winners at the 2013 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards, which commends firms that show outstanding dedication to health and safety procedures.

The gold medal, which is given to companies that achieve five consecutive RoSPA gold awards, will be presented to Jones Bros at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at the National Exhibition Centre on May 15.

Dave Gibson, Health and Safety Manager at Jones Bros, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve won this award, and shows the dedication all of our employees have to site safety.

“Health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do at Jones Bros, and the gold medal proves how important meeting the highest safety standards are to us.”

The RoSPA awards scheme, which is now in its 57th year, is the premier occupational health and safety programme of its kind in the UK.

The awards take into account excellence in a number of health and safety criteria, including accident record keeping, health and safety management systems and workforce engagement.

Jones Bros has a long-standing dedication to ensuring the health and safety of its staff. The gold medal follows the success of site manager Eryl Evans, who was named the North of England winner at the Building Safety Group’s Site Manager Awards last month.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition.

“Jones Bros 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.”

The headline sponsor for the RoSPA Awards 2013 is the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).