Warrington-based construction company Cruden Group has scooped the British Safety Council's prestigious International Safety Award for the 25th time.
The Cruden Group builds, refurbishes, repairs and maintains domestic and commercial properties. It has an ongoing programme of induction regarding health and safety procedures for all site staff and operatives consistently applied to ensure the impressive safety record.
Only those companies with below-average accident rates are eligible to apply and must show evidence that safety policies, plans and training are maintained to stringently high standards.
Cruden's accident/incident rate stands at less than 50 per cent of the national average, according to figures supplied by the Health and Safety Executive/British Safety Council.
Tony Barry, health and safety manager for the Cruden Group, said: "This is a remarkable achievement especially considering the potential hazards and risks involved in every working day on a construction site."
"This award is not only important for the Cruden Group but for our clients too, in that they have absolute proof in the competence of our site managers in all matters of health and safety," said Mr Barry.
"With more than 500 man training days centred on safety management and procedures in 2006, and risk assessments and inductions carried out continuously on all staff, we are determined to lift the profile of safety awareness throughout the company."
Cruden recently won accreditation under the occupational health and safety management system OHSAS 18001.