The UK Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
awarded Foster Wheeler with its prestigious Order of
Distinction Award in the field of occupational health and
safety, the organization said on Wednesday.
It marks the fifth successive year and the 19th
consecutive RoSPA Gold Award that Foster Wheeler has won for
outstanding health and safety performance on UK and
international projects, the company said.
The Order of Distinction is RoSPAs highest achievement
award and is presented to those companies which have attained
at least 15 consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards for outstanding
health and safety performance on projects around the world, the group
We are very proud to receive once again the prestigious
RoSPA Order of Distinction Award for our 2011 safety
performance, said Filippo Abbá, CEO of engineering
and construction firm Foster
Maintaining this high standard takes tremendous effort
and focus, and we continue to implement new health and safety
initiatives to raise the bar even higher, he
Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA awards scheme is the largest
and longest-running program of its kind in the UK, the group
It recognizes commitment to accident and ill-health
prevention and is open to businesses and organizations of all
types and sizes from across the UK and overseas.
The scheme does not look just at accident records, but also
entrants overarching health and safety management
systems, including important practices such as strong
leadership and workforce involvement.
The RoSPA Awards program provides well-deserved
recognition for the winners and spurs on other organizations to
raise their standards of accident and ill health
prevention, said David Rawlins, awards manager at
We congratulate Foster Wheeler on its success and
encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to
safety and health, an approach that is well recognized to be
good for workers and the bottom line," he added.