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Second RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for Ainscough Industrial Services

Ainscough Industrial Services Ltd has been handed another prestigious health and safety award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff get home safely at the end of the working day. Ainscough Industrial Services has achieved a Gold once again in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK!

Turnkey lift-and-shift engineering solutions business Ainscough Industrial Services is made up of; AIS Vanguard (previously Ainscough Vanguard, Pickford Vanguard and Vanguard Engineering) which covers all aspects of mechanical engineering, heavy lifting, and machinery installation/removal; AIS Seward Wyon which designs, manages complex and heavy fabrication and tests/installs/services and repairs bespoke equipment to industry; AIS Projects which undertakes large multi-disciplined projects across the UK and Europe and AIS Wind Energy which specialises in the installation, removal and maintenance of onshore wind turbines and currently operates in the UK and internationally.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Bev Kearns, Group Operational Compliance Coordinator of AIS, said: ‘It’s a great achievement to be awarded the gold award, for the second year running, showing the group’s commitment to ensuring our clients, contractors and employees make it home safely at the end of each day.’

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2019 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 14th consecutive year.

The business Headquartered at Standish near Wigan, Ainscough Industrial Services also has bases in Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leyland, Liverpool, London, Washington and Wigan.

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