Howard Tenens, one of the UK’s largest privately owned logistics companies have been awarded with a Gold RoSPA award by the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents.

RoSPA, the UK’s leading safety organisation, has awarded Howard Tenens with a Gold RoSPA award, internationally recognised as the most sought after accolade within the Health and Safety industry. The award was achieved as a result of the progress Howard Tenens have made in respect to improving Health and Safety across the Group. Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”

To achieve the award Howard Tenens had to answer a range of questions, supported with detailed evidence of procedures and practices in place across the Group which includes 19 different locations and 157 vehicles covering the UK. Chris Coulson, National Health and Safety Manager at Tenens has been working towards attaining the Gold RoSPA standard since joining the company in 2014. Chris has introduced and implemented a number of initiatives across all depots and continues to do so. Following the news of the award Chris commented: “A lot of hard work and effort has been put in over the last 2 years from all our depots to achieve this RoSPA Gold standard.  A really pleasing and fantastic result for Tenens.”

RoSPA promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education. Jamie Hartles Logistics Director at Howard Tenens commented: “Working towards and subsequently achieving the RoSPA Gold Standard has driven a change in culture across the business and improved our employee’s perception towards Health and Safety. We are delighted by our employee’s willingness to be involved in the process and that our commitments to both our employees and members of the public’s safety is being recognised. Achieving this award has set the standard that Howard Tenens will now strive to both continue and better year on year.”

Howard Tenens will be formally accepting the award at the awards ceremony in Birmingham on the 12th July. If you would like further information about Howard Tenens or the RoSPA award please contact Beth O’Neill, Group Commercial Manager at Howard Tenens or Chris Coulson, National Health and Safety Manager.