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A company's excellent health and safety record has been recognised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA), with the presentation of a President's Award.

A site of Altrad NSG won the award for successfully completing 10 years without any accidents resulting in time off work. INEOS ChlorVinyls is located in Runcorn, Cheshire and has accumulated 2.25 million hours of work without a serious accident requiring time off work. The industrial services and scaffolding company has also recently won other awards for a high level of health and safety at the plant.

The President's Award can only be presented to those businesses that have managed 10 years in a row of winning the gold medal. The compliance manager at Alstrad NSG, Howard Satchell, said that the award was a great achievement and is proof that the company places the health and safety of its employees and customers at the heart of everything it does.

Satchell added that the company worked hard to engage with staff at the plant, encouraging them to become involved in the creation of health and safety schemes, in addition to implementation of the measures. All types of business across the UK can enter the RoSPA Awards scheme, so that the judges can consider the systems put in place for health and safety. The award will be presented at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in July.

Although employees may frequently work in conditions that could pose an element of danger, the use of safety procedures and workwear, including PPE, should always be used in accordance with regulations.

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