Greenergy – gold standard safety

Greenergy’s Plymouth Terminal has received recognition of its health and safety procedures from RoSPA
RoSPA gold awards for occupational health and safety have been awarded to both Greenergy’s Plymouth fuel terminal and Immingham biodiesel manufacturing facility.
“Over the last 18 months operational responsibility for both these facilities has been brought in-house,” said chief executive, Andrew Owens. “
These awards recognise the continuous improvement at both sites, with the Plymouth terminal progressing from a silver award last year and our biodiesel manufacturing facility demonstrating improvement on every measure of health and safety performance.
“We’re making significant infrastructure investments at the current time, so it’s critically important that our approach to safety is of the highest standard.”
Greenergy’s approach to safety is based on detailed and open reporting and structured follow up. Every individual working in the business is encouraged to report near misses and hazards, however small, so they can be followed up and more serious incidents prevented. Every incident is logged, investigated, tracked and resolved through dedicated central SHE management software. This information is analysed and shared throughout the company to ensure that lessons are learnt across all parts of the business.
The RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.