July 21, 2017
NATIONAL AWARD: Colin Monaghan, Contracts Director at Southampton-based Trant Engineering, centre, collects the special Patron’s Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the health and safety charity’s centenary year. Trant Engineering, in its 59th year and with 1,000 staff, joined oil company Esso as one of the only two businesses in the UK to achieve 29 consecutive gold awards from RoSPA for safety performance.
Trant Engineering has joined oil company Esso as one of only two businesses in the UK to achieve 29 consecutive gold awards for safety performance.
The company was presented with the new Patron’s Award in London by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents(RoSPA) in the health and safety charity’s 100th year.
Employing 1,000 people and headquartered in Southampton, the multi-disciplinary contractor carries out a diverse range of projects in sectors which help drive the British economy.
These include power and transmission, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, petrochemical and pharmaceutical.
Contract locations include the Channel Islands, Ascension Island and Falkland Islands, as well as across the UK.
RoSPA’s new Patron’s Award recognises organisations who have achieved 25-plus years of consecutive gold awards. Only six in the UK have achieved this to date.
Other recipients were Hanson Contracting, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company, Costain Oil & Gas and Lorien Engineering Solutions
Colin Monaghan, Trant Engineering’s Contracts Director, and William Millett, the firm’s Health & Safety Manager, attended the awards ceremony and gala dinner at the London ExCel Exhibition Centre.
In a citation, RoSPA stated on the presentation certificate that Trant Engineering was granted the Patron’s Award for “an outstanding performance in health and safety at work over a period of 29 years”.
After collecting the award, Colin said: “Health and safety is paramount in everything we do – on sites, on the roads and in our offices.
“We are relentless in our pursuit of safety performance standards and this is borne out by the 29 Gold Awards Trant Engineering has received from RoSPA, with the new Patron’s Award testament to our safety-first ethos.
“To stand alongside Esso as only one of two companies in the UK to receive this special award, in RoSPA’s centenary year, is both humbling and testament to the important work being done in keeping our staff as safe as possible in often challenging operational environments.”
Two members of staff of Trant Engineering, now in its 59th year, also attended RoSPA’s centenary garden party at Buckingham Palace.
Gerry Somers, Managing Director, UK, pictured, and William Millett represented the company at the event.
HRH Duke of York and HRH Princess Eugenie of York attended on behalf Her Majesty The Queen, RoSPA’s Patron.
There were 3,500 guests, including ones who shared their stories of the importance of accident prevention in all aspects of daily life.
Errol Taylor, RoSPA’s Acting Chief Executive, said: “We want to thank all of those who attended, and the many other friends of RoSPA from around the world, as it is because of them that we can continue working to save lives and reduce injuries.”
Latest workplace figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that 137 workers were killed in 2016/17, with 72,702 other injuries reported under RIDDOR, which is the legal requirement placed on employers to report and record injuries and occupational diseases.
According to the Labour Force Survey, based on self-reporting figures, 621,000 injuries occurred at work.