Health and safety award for Wessex Water

The water company Wessex Water has been presented with a prestigious award for its exceptional health and safety procedures.

The gold award was presented to the company’s in-house construction firm, called Wessex Engineering Construction Services (WECS), by representatives from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The gold award is the top prize awarded to UK businesses by the society.

The gold awards were set up to try to raise standards for health and safety within all UK industries. They recognise standards of excellence and commitment to health and safety and the prevention of accidents, encouraging businesses to invest in health and safety training and review procedures regularly.

Commenting on the award, the compliance manager for WECS, Stephen Penn, said:

“We are very pleased to be awarded the RoSPA gold award for 2013.
“Each year the bar is raised by RoSPA and this demonstrates that our systems and commitment are worthy of a prestigious award from an internationally-famous organisation.
“Each member of the WECS team and our key contractors has played a key role in this award and my thanks goes out to every one of them.”