‘No mean feat’ for Essar

The commitment to occupational health and safety at Essar Oil UK’s Stanlow manufacturing complex has been recognised in the 2017 awards given by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in its centenary year.

With 21 consecutive golds the refinery has achieved the Order of Distinction award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the national charity.

“Health and safety is a key priority for everyone at Stanlow,” said chief executive officer Mr S Thangapandian.

“We’re delighted to have received this prestigious award, demonstrating external recognition of our outstanding performance.”

Essar will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel next month. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year,” said Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events.

“The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world. Winning an award demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”