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DIO awarded RoSPA Gold for fourth consecutive year

Posted 7 September 2020 · Add Comment

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Achievement Award for the fourth consecutive year.

Above: 2020 Gold Award.
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DIO was recognised for its commitment to accident and ill-health prevention and the award is a tremendous achievement for an organisation as large and complex as DIO.

The RoSPA scheme is open to business and organisations of all types from across the UK and overseas. Judges consider entrants’ occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership, performance management and workforce involvement.

The award recognises the quality and effectiveness of DIO’s safety management systems, including arrangements for safe systems of work and demonstrates our commitment to the “Safety First” value. As with previous years, DIO will use feedback from the judges to further develop and improve our Safety Management System. This will help to improve health and safety for everyone who lives, works or uses the defence estate.

David Brewer, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer said: "DIO’s fourth consecutive ROSPA Gold Award is a fantastic result which acknowledges our commitment to continually improving our Safety Management Systems. Safety is at the heart of DIO and we will continue to work closely with our customers and suppliers on keeping our people safe. Lastly special thanks to the health and safety team for putting forward a well evidenced submission during these different and sometimes difficult times."

Clare Read, Head of Regional Health and Safety Team said: "We are extremely proud of achieving gold for the fourth consecutive year, particularly as the award submission was put together under the challenging Covid-19 lockdown period. We had to maintain Covid-19 technical advice and guidance to the organisation alongside our normal work. The circumstances under which the award was put together with the award criteria to demonstrate improvements over each year makes each successive entry more challenging than the previous one, and more satisfying to achieve."


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