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VPS247 WINS RoSPA Gold Award For Third Consecutive Year

Evander Glazing & Locks now trading as VPS247 has been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016, collecting their third consecutive RoSPA Gold Award.

The company, based in Norwich, achieved the Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the ExCeL, London, on June 21, 2016; an event marking the diamond anniversary of the scheme.

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.”

Grahame Calver, Head of Health & Safety at Evander, said: “We’re extremely pleased with our recent RoSPA Gold Award. A lot of work goes into making sure all Evander employees are kept safe, and this award attests to the year-round effort which is made by everyone to achieve this goal.”

“Our engineers, in particular, work in challenging environments and with potentially dangerous materials and tools. We have vehicles on the roads up and down the country, and our commercial department undertakes work at great heights, often requiring specialist equipment.”

“Without proper health & safety directives, those working in these environments would be much more at risk of accident and injury, and so this RoSPA Gold Award demonstrates Evander employee’s dedication to the cause, something of which we are very proud.”

“We look forward to the award ceremony on 21st June and hope to continue the great work we do in keeping everyone safe.”

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