Svella Connect, a leading provider of critical digital infrastructure, has scooped a prestigious international award, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to health and safety excellence.
Svella Connect has quickly built up a reputation for maintaining the highest possible safety standards in the telecoms sector and that has now been recognised with a Silver RoSPA Award.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK, and recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Graeme Undy, Svella Connect Managing Director, said: “Achieving RoSPA silver status is something we should all be extremely proud of. Svella Connect has been operating for less than two years and the operational transformation has been huge.
“Achievements like this are not easily gained and they reflect the hard work from our SHEQ teams and the success of the ongoing health and safety initiatives that have been introduced to keep us all safe in our workplaces.”
Svella Connect Safety and Risk Director Gary Thistlethwaite said: “This award is recognition of all the hard work that every employee across Svella Connect has put in to ensure our safety procedures are of the highest standards and are given the highest priority.
“Our staff work diligently to maintain safety standards. Svella Connect is an ethical and socially responsible company and keeping our staff, our visitors, clients and the general public safe is central for us and is a key part of our governance and sustainability strategy.
“We are delighted to win such a prestigious award as a relatively new company. A lot of hard work has gone into this and it shows the value of prioritising health and safety.” The company has launched a number of safety initiatives over the past 18 months, including the incorporation of a Safety Culture app and its ‘See It. Report It’ campaign.
‘See It. Report It’ is an awareness-raising project with the message that health and safety is the responsibility of all employees. It is designed to prevent serious accidents or injuries by ensuring everyone reports all hazards and hazardous behaviour immediately. Incidents can be reported quickly and easily by scanning a QR code, while the Safety Culture app also gives employees 24/7 access.
The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry. The awards attract almost 2,000 entries every year across nearly 50 countries with a reach of over 7 million employees.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.
“We are thrilled that Svella Connect has won a RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”