Northgate Vehicle Hire takes gold in Rospa awards

Northgate Vehicle Hire has won a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (Rospa) 2009 Award for the first time for promoting health and safety to employees and customers.

The Darlington-based firm will be presented with an Occupational Health and Safety Gold Award at a ceremony at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel, National Exhibition Centre, on 12 May. 

David Rawlins, Rospa awards manager, said: “Northgate Vehicle Hire has shown a commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of its employees and others. Entering the Rospa Awards reinforces the message that good health and safety is good for business, and clearly demonstrates an organisation’s dedication to improving performance in this crucial area.”

The Rospa Awards are not just about reducing the number of accidents and cases of ill-health at work; they help to ensure that organisations have good health and safety management systems in place.

Colin Gilstin, Northgate’s health and safety manager, said: “We are delighted Rospa has recognised the importance and significance the company places on health and safety, and we believe this award demonstrates our commitment in having a strong and robust safety management system.”