Leading construction company, HMS, is celebrating achieving an internationally renowned accolade for its health and safety practises and procedures. HMS has received a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for its commitment to ensuring the safety of its employees, customers, clients and communities and dedication to its ‘safety first always’ culture.
Responsible for managing a portfolio of over 40,000 homes across the North West, along with a number of building sites in Liverpool, St Helens, Warrington and beyond, HMS employs over 950 people and serves thousands of customers across the region.
Recognising HMS’ commitment to creating a culture rooted in best practice and transparency to ensure health and safety sits at the heart of all its services and workstreams, the RoSPA Award highlights HMS’ dedication to being a ‘safety first, always’ organisation that acts intending to ensure the safety of everyone affected – whether directly or indirectly – by its works and services.
A globally recognised award, the RoSPA Gold Award is a hallmark of quality and one that recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work.
Discussing HMS’ award, Managing Director, Paul Worthington, said: “As an organisation with a large regional footprint, health and safety is always at the forefront of everything we do, so to be recognised for the continual investment we make in our health and safety processes, training and management is fantastic. This endorsement is one I am extremely proud of – especially as it’s our first time submitting an entry to the awards.
“We work with colleagues, so they understand the importance of health and safety and how it is integral to everyone’s role – regardless of what it is they do at HMS. Health and safety is embedded in our induction and training programmes as well as a standing item in all team meetings so that it is discussed openly and regularly across the board. This has given us the assurance that no matter our size or scale the excellence we have already evidenced continues and ultimately, improves."
Ian Beesley, Torus Group Head of Health, Safety and Environment, said: “I’m thrilled that HMS has been awarded a RoSPA Gold Level Award and have been recognised for their commitment to creating a transparent health and safety culture. As part of the Torus Group, it’s fantastic to see HMS proactively contribute to our processes and procedures and to know that we are already delivering at a level we can collectively be proud of."
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.
“We are thrilled that HMS has won a RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”
The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.