Keeping your staff safe can be quite a challenge when they’re working at heights of up to 160ft every day.
But Voltcom is celebrating after winning a top award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Health and Safety Manager Brendan Fogarty will receive the Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety at the prestigious RoSPA ceremony on September 17 at the Hilton hotel in Glasgow.
News of the award comes at a particularly special time for Voltcom, as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary this October.
Voltcom now plans to launch a nationwide health and safety campaign – Alert, Aware, Alive – to help boost standards across the industry.
Brendan Fogarty thanked the company’s operations teams, who are currently working on projects throughout the UK for major utilities providers and Distribution Network Operators including Northern Powergrid and Western Power Distribution.
“We’re delighted to receive this award for the second year in a row. Well done to all our staff on site who have been involved in challenging projects across the country, often facing extreme weather conditions and difficult terrains,” he said.
“At Voltcom, keeping our staff safe and well is our top priority and we have maintained an excellent health and safety culture throughout the organisation.
“We continue to do everything in our power to make sure everyone goes home safe and well to their families every night.”
Managing director Ed White said: “Congratulations to Brendan and our operations teams on this outstanding achievement.
“This award once again demonstrates Voltcom’s commitment to health and safety.
“We maintain a culture of not only looking after our own health and safety but also that of our colleagues, on and off sites around the UK.
“Using Quality Compliance Assurance System (QCAS) software, we regularly review our processes with health and safety reporting and inspections.
“We are now looking forward to sharing examples of best practice across the industry through our forthcoming campaign, Alert, Aware, Alive.”