A leading civil engineering company has earned the highest status of health and safety – for the 12th consecutive year.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awarded Ruthin-based Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK the gold award for the protection of its 400-strong workforce.
RoSPA Gold Award winners have achieved a very high level of performance, demonstrating well developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.
Jones Bros will receive the President’s Award, given to companies which earn gold award status for 10 or more years in a row, in London on 8 September.
Mike Jolley, senior health, safety and environment manager, said: “Keeping all our employees, contractors and site visitors safe remains a long-term number one priority for Jones Bros.
“Achieving the gold award for each of the past 12 years is a huge recognition of that.
“This is a fantastic accomplishment, not just for the health, safety and environmental team, but for every single member of our workforce.
“Our employees have embraced the efforts made to continually enhance and improve health and safety across all our operations, and without them contributing and adhering to guidelines and best practices, this wouldn’t have been possible.”
Examples of Jones Bros’ recent successes include clocking a quarter of a million hours worked on the Wigan A49 link road site without a lost time injury and hosting a Boots on the Ground initiative with Balfour Beatty on the site of the Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass.
The Boots on the Ground event was held by the joint venture for partners and local organisations to help improve health and safety in the construction and agricultural industries.
RoSPA is one of the most prestigious and recognised schemes in the world, with almost 2,000 entries every year and a reach of more than 7 million employees.
It awards businesses for demonstrating well developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.
Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros’ leadership team consists of members of the second and third generations of the founding family. It employs more than 400 people.
The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced more than 40 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.