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Port of Tyne awarded RoSPA Gold Medal for health and safety practices

Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports, has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping everyone who works at the Port to get home safely at the end of the working day.

Port of Tyne has achieved a Gold Medal in the internationally-renowned Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards, after achieving six consecutive Gold Awards for its health and safety practices.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement, and is the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

Steven Clapperton, Port of Tyne Director of HSE and Marine, Harbour Master, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised, once again, for our health and safety practices here at the Port.

“Ensuring our staff, customers and contractors get home safe is our top priority, and we have a number of initiatives in place, including awareness campaigns, safety training and performance reviews, as we work towards Achieving Zero Harm. It is testament to the Port’s commitment that we have achieved six consecutive Gold Awards in these highly-regarded annual awards.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Qualifications, Awards and Events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar, and are highly-respected with almost 2,000 entrants every year.”

The awards mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold Medals are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

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