Shaftesbury-based family firm Wessex Group is celebrating its own Gold medal, having been awarded a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Health and Safety Award in recognition for the hard work it does to ensure the safety of not only its own staff, but also its customers, clients and contractors – making sure they all get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.
RoSPA Awards are not given lightly – those organisations who receive one are recognised as world-leaders in health and safety practice. Nearly 2,000 entrants a year vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in the UK’s longest-running Health and Safety industry awards.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The UK RoSPA Awards scheme receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.
Wessex Group Director Simon Morgan said “It is the bedrock of our business to provide a safe working environment for our staff, customers and clients alike; it is our number one priority.
To win this highly acclaimed award on our first attempt is a reflection of the diligence and commitment to ensuring safe working methods at all times shown by all of the teams.”
Wessex Electricals Ltd was founded in Shaftesbury in 1963 by Tony Morgan, and Wessex Fire & Security Ltd was launched
as a sister company in 1984. Wessex Group was created as a central structure for the two separate businesses, and today the company is run by his sons Alistair & Simon Morgan
Julia Small explained “with this Gold award we recognise the best of the best; those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day.”
By: Laura Hitchcock