Simon’s safety record wins RoSPA awards

The excellent safety record of Simon Storage Ltd (“Simon”) has once again been recognised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in its 2009 Annual Awards. Each of Simon’s five UK bulk liquid and gas storage terminals received an award, as well as Simon Management, the company’s facilities management division, and Lewis Tankers, Simon’s specialist road tanker operation. Simon’s impressive array of prizes included a Gold Medal, four President’s Awards and two Orders of Distinction.

The three award categories won by Simon this year are only granted by RoSPA after an organisation has clearly and consistently demonstrated an outstanding record for safety in the work environment over a number of years. The Orders of Distinction presented to Simon’s Immingham East and West terminals follow at least 15 consecutive years in which each terminal has won the Gold Award or higher. Along with Simon Management, all three North-East Terminals (Seal Sands, Riverside and Tyne) attained the President’s Award after sustained achievement of Gold Awards or higher for at least 10 years. Lewis Tankers collected its 5th consecutive Gold Medal.

Martyn Lyons, Managing Director of Simon Storage Ltd, says winning RoSPA’s prestigious awards reflects Simon’s exceptional health and safety performance at its own terminals and at those it manages on behalf of third parties. He comments: “Simon has also taken a lead role in identifying and defining how process and personal safety standards can be improved after the Buncefield incident in 2005. Even though we have received numerous awards for our safety standards, the company is investing more than £2 million in improvements at our own UK facilities over the next three years to ensure we meet, and in some cases even exceed, new safety requirements post-Buncefield.”

RoSPA’s Award Scheme celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2006, making it one of the longest running and most highly respected occupational health and safety award programmes. Award entries are assessed by independent consultants in collaboration with the RoSPA Awards team. Level of award is decided on a range of key performance indicators, including occupational health and safety management, consistent application of risk control measures, and number of days lost through accidents.