We are celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.  Reach plc has received a RoSPA Order of Distinction (16 consecutive Golds) Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its staff, customers, clients and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.  RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Michael Brown, Commercial Director from Reach Printing Services, said: “The Health & Safety of everyone who works and visits our sites is of paramount importance to us.  The award we received has shown the outstanding performance in Health & Safety over a period of 16 years.  Achieving excellence is amazing, but to maintain it continuously for such a long period is a credit to the teams we have here at Reach.  The pandemic has changed everybody’s lives, and our teams have been under more pressure than ever since March to ensure our key workers at the print sites could continue to work safely throughout, and I want to give a special thanks to them for going above and beyond the normal circumstances throughout this time”.

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