17 July 2018

Midas Group receives prestigious RoSPA Order of Distinction for Health and Safety Excellence 

Midas Group has recently received a highly prestigious award in recognition of its industry leading practices and achievements in ensuring all employees, supply-chain partners and members of the public remain safe on and around their construction sites.

Midas, one of the UK's largest independent construction and property services providers, has achieved an Order of Distinction, in recognition of the company gaining 15 consecutive annual Gold Awards in the internationally-renowned annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.

RoSPA is the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK and recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at Merit, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the Gold level over consecutive years.

The company was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 4th July.

Brian Smith, Group Health & Safety Director at Midas Group, said: “Safe working practices and the welfare of our staff, and all those who work on or visit our sites, is fundamental to our business and an overriding priority for us.

“We are pleased to be honoured with this fantastic award which recognises our commitment to health and safety and the sustained efforts we have made over many years to ensure that everyone associated with our sites goes home safe and well at the end of the working day.”

In addition to Midas’s rigorous health and safety procedures and induction programmes for new employees, the company also supports their people through a well-developed wellbeing programme. This is centred around a series of events on a rolling 12-month calendar to support, raise awareness and give guidance on a broad range of safety and occupational health issues.

Midas also recently signed the ‘Time to Change’ pledge and launched a series of schemes specifically aimed at tackling misconceptions surrounding mental health and providing support to its workforce.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

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