14 May 2020
Midas Group receives RoSPA Order of Distinction 2020
Midas Group has been honoured with a top award for its commitment to best practice and achievements over many years in ensuring the health and safety of its staff, suppliers and contractors at work and on site.
Midas, one of the UK's largest independent construction and property services providers, has been awarded an Order of Distinction for 2020, in recognition of the company gaining 17 consecutive Golds in the internationally-renowned annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running health and safety industry awards.
Brian Smith, Health and Safety Director for Midas Group, said: “This award, along with our record low accident rate over the past year, is testament to the commitment, hard work and positive attitude towards safety all at Midas display. This is a great achievement built on our values as a business and the sustained effort over many years of the whole team who should be rightly proud.
“Our clear priorities, proactive approach to safety and well-established procedures have been particularly important during the current coronavirus situation. We have in place, and continue to monitor, measures designed to protect our staff, supply chain and visitors to our offices and sites and to give confidence to our customers and communities that we continue to deliver our projects safely and in accordance with latest government guidelines.”
Exemplar performance and a culture of health and safety vigilance is an integral part of Midas’s vision to be industry-leading.
Midas was one of the first organisations in the UK to achieve the new international standard for occupational health and safety, ISO 45001:2018, for its demonstrable strong leadership and robust procedures.
In addition to these rigorous health and safety procedures and induction programmes for new employees, the company also supports staff 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 committed to the ‘Time to Change’ pledge in 2018, launching a series of schemes specifically aimed at tackling misconceptions surrounding mental health and providing support to its workforce. This has included partnering with construction industry charity, The Lighthouse, to deliver mental health awareness training to employees, with the aim of expanding on this to train a dedicated group of mental health first-aiders.