UK construction firm Morris & Spottiswood has been commended for its commitment to health and safety after winning its second Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) gold award in the space of 12 months.
Morris & Spottiswood’s England operation, which has offices in Leeds and Warrington, was recognised for its health and safety practices as part of the 2019 RoSPA Health & Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
The company’s Scottish operation secured a RoSPA Gold award in 2018, with staff at its Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth offices praised for their efforts in maintaining workplace safety.
Morris & Spottiswood Group CEO Jon Dunwell, pictured, said the two gold awards were a testament to the focus and hard work of individuals, at all levels and within every sector of the business, who ensure staff and contractors return home safely each day.
“We’re delighted to have been recognised yet again by RoSPA,” he said. “It represents a double-win, cross borders having now achieved the gold standard in England and Scotland. Health and safety is of paramount importance within the construction industry for obvious reasons and we strive to ingrain best practice into every area of the business. It’s incredibly rewarding to have that effort recognised in this way.
“Health and safety is our number one concern and we work tirelessly to achieve safe working conditions for staff, supply chain partners and clients, as well as members of the public who may come into contact with our activities. There are always improvements that can be made and we’re committed to a process of continual improvement to ensure our work environments are as safe as possible.”
The latest gold award will be presented during a ceremony at Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Thursday, June 6, 2019.
RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events Julia Small said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”
Morris & Spottiswood employs circa 400 people across its five UK offices. It works across a wide range of sectors including finance, education, retail and local government, delivering services such as fitout and refurbishment, M&E and facilities management.
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Morris & Spottiswood
Morris & Spottiswood is a family-owned business founded in Glasgow in 1925. The early Morris & Spottiswood workshop serviced Glasgow’s strong industrial base. When the second generation of the Morris family were leading the business in the 1960s, the shop-fitting and construction divisions were built up. The business is now being led by the third generation of the Morris family and has a UK-wide reputation in fit-out, M&E, housing and facilities management, a turnover of circa £100million and around 400 employees in offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Warrington and Leeds. The culture of the company has always remained strongly people-centred.