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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), has been awarded a prestigious international award by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for excellent health and safety practices.

NGN won a Gold award from RoSPA for the fourth consecutive year, demonstrating the company’s strong commitment to the safety of its customers and employees. The company received its award at an online ceremony, held on September 3, 2020.

The international RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are open to UK and international entrants, and recognise achievements in health and safety, including good practice in the areas of leadership and workforce involvement.

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 health and safety industry awards

Mark Simpson, Environment, Health and Safety Manager at NGN, said: “As the North of England’s gas distributer, operating a safe and reliable gas network is our number one priority. We are all very proud to win our fourth consecutive Gold award from RoSPA. It underlines the hard work and commitment of all our employees to keeping our customers and colleagues safe. Safety is at the core of everything we do – and this award recognises that.”

 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.”

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards