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A-Plant wins prestigious Gold Award from RoSPA

A-Plant Receives Rospa Gold Award For Occupational Health And Safety

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has presented leading hire company, A-Plant with the prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety, which reflects the outstanding contribution and ongoing support that A-Plant has provided to the hire industry.

RoSPA is a registered charity established more than 90 years ago. By providing information, advice, resources and training, RoSPA is actively involved in the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents in all areas of life. The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards offer organisations an ideal way of showing their commitment to Health and Safety. The RoSPA Awards scheme celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2006, making it one of the longest running and most highly respected occupational award programmes.

The management of Health and Safety is part of every day life at A-Plant, with the most important tool being communication that enables the company's workforce to manage Health and Safety successfully. This commitment is driven by the highly qualified Director of H&S and Performance Standards, Douglas McLuckie. In addition A-Plant has appointed a dedicated Communications Executive who works closely with the company's Performance Standards team of 18 people to enhance communication by promoting H&S issues internally and externally.

In recent months A-Plant has launched its 'Setting the Safety Standard' campaign, which incorporates the company's brand new Site Safety Pack, numerous internal communication initiatives and various external technological enhancements, such as the revised Health and Safety section within the company website. These initiatives reflect the growing importance of the environment, Health and Safety in the hire industry and reinforce A-Plant's commitment in this area.

The recent 'Setting the Safety Standard' campaign from A-Plant has been very well received, answering a market need for more information and solutions to meet current and future safety legislation. Through the 'Setting the Safety Standard' campaign, A-Plant is working with customers to reduce injuries on-site by ensuring their employees operate in the safest possible working environment.

A-Plant offers a comprehensive fleet of safety products, which forms part of what is believed to be the best hire service in Europe. The ongoing investment in the A-Plant fleet ensures that customers can always hire equipment which meets or exceeds the required safety standards. Along with the RoSPA award, A-Plant also scooped both the Best Contribution to Health and Safety Award and the Excellence in Training Award at the recent Hire Association Europe's (HAE) Hire Awards of Excellence 2008.