Finning UK & Ireland, distributor for Caterpillar products, has landed an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. The company is now in the running for the highest possible accolade in the health and safety awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Health and safety is an obvious focus for the company, given the size and weight of much of its machinery. Winning the RoSPA Engineering Services Sector award is already a splendid accolade, then, although Finning is now in the mix for the even more prestigious 'Sir George Earle Trophy'.

Finning's Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ), Keith Oakes, is rightly chuffed, saying:

“Organisations receiving a RoSPA award are recognised as being world leaders in health and safety practices, so receiving the Engineering Services Sector Award is a fantastic achievement. I would like to extend my thanks to all employees for their ongoing commitment to health and safety. I would also like to recognise the work carried out by Martin Parker, Finning’s SHEQ Business Partner, who completes the substantial submission process every year by liaising with multiple departments to evidence our performance and achievements."

Each year, applicants submit their entries to the internationally recognised health and safety awards for the chance to receive the coveted Sir George Earle Trophy, which is widely regarded as the highest occupational health and safety award in the world. Finning itself  previously won the same award in 2012, so to do so twice is impressive indeed. Well done to all!