June 14, 2023
Multi-disciplinary contractor Trant Engineering has officially been recognised as an industry leader in health and safety practice for the 35th consecutive year.
Amid stiff international competition, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence, the Southampton-based company scooped a prestigious award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Working in high-risk infrastructure environments and employing 1,000 staff and field personnel across the UK and overseas, Trant Engineering is one of less than a handful of companies in the UK to have received so many consecutive awards by RoSPA for high standards in health and safety.
RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK, with nearly 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of seven million-plus 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.
Gerry Somers, Managing Director for Trant Engineering, said: “This is a fantastic result for Trant Engineering and absolute recognition of the relentless work being carried out behind the scenes by all parts of the business.
“Our ‘Safety for Life’ and ‘Cultural Development Programme’ within Trant Engineering are continuously driving a positive safety culture across the company.”
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 Trant Engineering Ltd 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.”
Established in 1958 and with a turnover of £145m, Trant Engineering works on long-term framework contracts and capital expenditure projects in the UK, Singapore, Falkland Islands, Ascension Island and Channel Islands.
Clients include Southern Water, the Ministry of Defence, Portsmouth Water, National Grid, General Electric, EDF, Wessex Water, Severn Trent Water and Magnox.