Welsh Water awarded internationally recognised health and safety accolade from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

7 August 2023

Welsh Water, the only not-for-profit water company in England and Wales, has attained a prestigious RoSPA Award for the seventh year in a row, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence. The company was awarded a Gold Medal for health and safety performance, demonstrating its dedication to ensuring its people get home safely at the end of every working day.

To attain the award, the company submitted information and evidence on a wide variety of topics about its approach to managing and monitoring health, safety and wellbeing alongside 5 years of contractor and employee safety performance data.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme 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.

While most awards are non-competitive – recognising individual organisations’ achievements – competitive awards are presented in 20 industry sectors and for specialist areas of health and safety management.

Nikki Kemmery, Health & Safety Director of Welsh Water said:

“Safety Takes Every Person. This award is a great recognition of all the hard work across the business, keeping the focus on health, safety and wellbeing and continually finding ways to improve our systems to prevent injuries and ill health. Thank you to each and every person who makes this happen at Welsh Water”.

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 Welsh Water 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.”

Sponsored by Croner-i, 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.