Safety awards for brewing company

THE Bury St Edmunds-based Greene King Brewing Company has added a fifth Health and Safety award to its collection of honours.

Its latest recognition is a sixth consecutive gold medal from RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) for Occupational Health and Safety.

The business also has a gold award for Managing Occupational Road Risk (MORR), together with three International Safety Awards from the British Safety Council, one for each of the brewery’s depots in Bury, Abingdon in Oxfordshire and Eastwood in Nottinghamshire.

Peter Ebbens, the company’s health and safety manager, said: “These awards show that as far as we’re concerned quality has to go right across the business. It’s great to be working for a company that really is dedicated to delivering best practice in every area.

“The awards reflect the fact that health and safety are not the province of a small committee of worthy individuals, but are taken seriously at every level throughout the business. In fact, the most rigorous health and safety standards are just as important to us as the quality and consistency of our beer.

“We are determined not to become complacent – and entering awards helps to keep us on our toes. It ensures that we measure our performance regularly and set ourselves ever more stretching targets.

“And the plaques and certificates are reminders to everyone of what they have to live up to on a daily basis,” he added.

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The RoSPA Awards scheme rewards companies which have shown a continuing commitment to protecting the well being of their employees.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said “Greene King Brewing Company has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Organisations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognised.”