North West growth and regeneration group Torus is celebrating after landing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. Torus has received a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Health and Safety Award for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its employees, customers, contractors, and stakeholders.
As one of the region’s largest housing providers, developers and commercial contractors with profits reinvested into the Group’s charitable arm Torus Foundation, the organisation employs more than 1,400 people, manages around 40,000 homes, and serves 75,000 customers.
The RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award recognises Torus’ drive to ensure safety and wellbeing is at the forefront for all its employees, customers, contractors, and stakeholders. The investment in a robust safety infrastructure and a positive culture towards health and safety over the last three years which has resulted in a continuous drop in the reduction in accident and incident frequency rates year on year reported to the Health and Safety Executive and a zero Covid-19 workplace transmission during the pandemic.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants compete to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running health and safety industry awards.
Paul Worthington, Managing Director of HMS, said: “To know that our processes and approach to health and safety have been endorsed by such a well-respected and prestigious organisation is fantastic.
“As part of the Torus Group, we operate on numerous construction large sites as well as maintaining over 45,000 homes across the region. With staff numbers in excess of 850 and a turnover over £100 million each year it is integral that our health and safety procedures are more than robust – but go above and beyond to protect our customers, colleagues and partners.
“There’s little more important than health and safety and being to be able to maintain such a positive health safety practice is testament to the hardworking teams we have within Torus – especially in light of COVID-19 and HMS’ exponential growth over the past two years as we support the national ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. By receiving this recognition Torus join like-minded businesses and organisations worldwide, who represent the very best in their approach to health and safety. I would like to add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award – congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive-up health and safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.”