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Michael Smith Switchgear wins seventh consecutive  international safety award

Michael Smith Switchgear wins seventh consecutive international safety award

Michael Smith Switchgear has won gold for the seventh consecutive year for prioritising the health and safety of team members and customers.

The Gold Medal Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is an internationally-recognised prize, judged by a team of health and safety professionals.

The standard demonstrates the Leicester-based manufacturer’s continuing commitment to excellence in its performance, policies and procedures.

Michael Smith Switchgear took the top prize again this year for work done over the course 2022 - once again showing its dedication to putting people’s safety first.

The firm, based at Braunstone Frith, will be presented with the Gold Medal Award at a RoSPA ceremony later this year.

Managing Director Sean Smith, who also Chairs the Engineered Systems Product Group for the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) said safety is paramount in any manufacturing process.

“Protecting our team members and customers is our top priority and I’m really pleased that commitment has again been recognised with our seventh win in a row,” he added.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. 

It receives almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of more than seven million employees.

RoSPA Gold Award winners achieve a high level of performance, demonstrating well developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk, and very low levels of error, harm, and loss.

Operations and Finance Director Emily Smith, who also chairs the ICAEW Manufacturing Community and sits on the regional advisory board for Make UK, added:

“It’s extremely important to us that our people work in an environment that is modern and safe.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said accidents and ill health at work cause significant impact on staff members and have huge financial implications for companies.

“We are thrilled that Michael Smith Switchgear 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,” she added.

Learn more about Michael Smith Switchgear’s awards here.

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