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Hydrock wins RoSPA Gold Medal and multiple Gold awards for fifth consecutive year

11th Apr 2017
Hydrock has won a prestigious Gold Medal award for its continued outstanding approach to health and safety from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), as well as four further awards for the company’s divisions.

The RoSPA Gold Medal has been awarded to Hydrock Contracting for achieving Gold award status for five years running, endorsing its unrelenting commitment to health and safety throughout the business.

In addition to this, we have won four gold awards. Two relate to major land remediation projects undertaken by our Contracting business: decontamination of an asbestos-impacted site at Camley Street, London; and works at Stoney Lane South, Christchurch where we carried out ground investigation and remediation of a former gasworks site.

Hydrock’s geo-technical and geo-environmental business has been recognised with a Gold award for the second year running, and Hydrock Consultants has achieved its first.

Hydrock’s Health and Safety Director, Jon Rayner, said: “This is another fantastic achievement and these awards, like those before them, represent a benchmark of the annual effort, performance and commitment of the entire company towards health and safety at all times.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and are held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year.”

Hydrock’s Managing Director, Dr Brian McConnell, said: “I am incredibly proud that the continued and exceptional commitment of all staff has been recognised with these multiple awards and the Gold Medal for Hydrock Contracting. We endeavour to maintain the highest levels of health and safety across our business and our approach to occupational health, health and safety, and wellbeing is industry-leading and setting a standard for best practice.”

As multiple award winners, representatives from Hydrock have been invited to attend a Royal Garden Party to celebrate RoSPA’s centenary. The event at Buckingham Palace in May will be hosted by the Queen who is the charity’s patron.