The receipt of two new prestigious safety awards has shown Teesside based px group to be achieving a gold standard across the board.

The company, which runs potentially hazardous facilities across the UK – including power stations, gas processing plants and fuel storage depots – secured two further Gold Awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Awards for the St. Fergus Gas Processing Terminal, north of Aberdeen, one of the country’s largest natural gas processing plants – and the gas fired Fellside Combined Heat and Power Station, in Cumbria – which provides steam and power to the Sellafield site and electricity to the National Grid – mean that px has achieved the top, golden safety standard at every one of the eight sites entered for judging.

The RoSPA Awards scheme is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. Judges consider entrants’ occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in their 61st year.

Mark Kenrick, Director of Safety and Risk Management with px group, said: “Our objective is that we operate the plants under our care with zero harm to people, the environment or the plants themselves and our teams put a huge amount of effort into achieving this.  This hard work has delivered thousands of hours of safe operations   which, in turn, has been recognised by RoSPA.

“Credit for these awards goes to all our employees up and down the UK who, every day, apply the working practices which have kept them and the areas in which they work, safe.”

These latest accolades come after Gold Awards were achieved earlier in the year by the Port Talbot Biomass Power Plant, the gas fired Stallingborough Combined Heat and Power Plant, near Immingham, the Bramhall Fuel Terminal, near Stockport, the Inver Energy Fuel Terminal at Cardiff Dock, the Teesside Gas Processing plant – which also secured an order of distinction after securing a Gold Award for the 21st successive year – and the group’s headquarters in Stockton.

An additional honour for this exceptional record saw px representatives invited to join the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, at a royal garden part at Buckingham Palace, held to celebrate RoSPA‘s centenary year.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Awards and Events, said: “These awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.