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Interserve's guardian angels recognised at the 2015 RoSPA Awards

by Interserve Press Office | Jul 28, 2015

RoSPA 2015 Awards Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has scooped over 20 awards in this year’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards, taking the company’s total RoSPA honours over the last decade to more than 220.

Interserve’s support services business won a range of honours, including seven Guardian Angel Awards (established in 2014 to recognise and celebrate the work of individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to improve the safety of others), a President’s Award (presented for receiving 11 consecutive Gold awards), three Gold Medals (for receiving up to nine consecutive Gold awards), seven Gold awards and one Silver award.

Interserve’s construction business was awarded RoSPA’s prestigious Order of Distinction, which is presented to companies that have received 15 or more consecutive Gold Awards for their health and safety performance. Interserve’s engineering services business was also recognised with a President’s Award for the 14th consecutive year of achieving a Gold Award. 

These awards are the highest accolade that a company can achieve in recognition of its approach to health and safety, and were presented earlier this month at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

Adrian Ringrose, Interserve’s Chief Executive said:
“We are extremely proud that our continued commitment and dedication to health and safety, and providing safe environments for our colleagues, customers and visitors has been recognised at the RoSPA Awards. This year we are especially proud of the seven employees who have won Guardian Angel Awards, rewarding those who go above and beyond the call of duty.”

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s Awards Manager, said:

“The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Interserve contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”

The award winners, who work on a variety of accounts supported by Interserve, were as follows:

Guardian Angel Awards:
• Albert Shahinian – Contract Safety Manager - Cyprus 
• Andrew Roebuck – Scaffolder - Hard Services 
• Carys Grant – Transport Co-ordinator - Magnox Sizewell
• Naomi Seaton – Administrator - Magnox Hunterston
• Elizabeth Wallace – Administrator - Magnox Hunterston
• Jade Orchard – QSHE Administrator - Power 
• Andi Paterson – Yard Foreman - Access 

Order of Distinction:
• Interserve Construction

President’s Award:
• Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
• Interserve Engineering Services

Gold Medals:
• Project Armada
• Newcastle Hospitals - Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) 
• Interserve - Commercial

Gold Awards:
• Interserve – Facilities Management
• Interserve – Cyprus
• Interserve – Industrial Services
• Interserve – Industrial Facilities Management
• Interserve – Power, Energy and Process
• Interserve – Hard Services
• Interserve – Scaffolding and Access

Silver Medal:
• Ortongate Shopping Centre

As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission is to save lives and reduce injuries across all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 years, recognises commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. 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.

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For further information please contact:

Rhys Jones 01189 60 2285  Group PR Manager, Interserve

About Interserve

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values.  We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenues of £3.3 billion and a workforce of circa 80,000 people worldwide. 

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About the RoSPA awards

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety awards are internationally recognised and have fast become a sought after accolade.The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction. Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR). 

See for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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