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Safety Award for px

A company which runs a string of potentially hazardous energy and process operations around the UK has been recognised for its safety culture and performance.

The px group, which includes among the assets it operates a gas processing plant, power stations and fuel storage facilities has been awarded a British Safety Council International Safety Award.

The Stockton-on-Tees based company operates Teesside Gas Processing Plant, power stations at Fellside in Cumbria and Stallingbrough, near Immingham, the Inver Energy fuel storage depot at Cardiff and a similar facility near Stockport.

Following a rigorous evaluation, carried out by highly qualified health and safety adjudicators, px was added to the 244 organisations around the world to achieve a merit accreditation. The Teesside based business will be presented with its certificate at a gala awards banquet at London’s Grosvenor House later this week.

Tim Underdown, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have invested a great deal of effort in health and safety in recent years so it is pleasing to see that this has been recognised by such a highly respected organisation as the British Safety Council.

“The safety of our people, our partners’ people and those living in the communities surrounding the sites we operate is our top priority. A good safety record means we are operating correctly and efficiently which, at the end of the day, is good for business.”

The International Safety Awards, now in the fifth year, are open to members and non-members of the council, allowing organisations to benchmark their performance and gain external endorsement of their health, safety and environmental management.

Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said in a letter to px: “On behalf of the trustees and staff of the British Safety Council, we warmly congratulate the px group and its employees. All of those working for the organisation have made this award possible and it recognises their dedication and commitment in preventing injury and ill-health in the workplace. They should be proud of their achievement.”

In addition, px has performed extremely well in the annual Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) rankings, achieving a coveted distinction for operations at the Teesside Gas Processing Plant.

This follows seventeen successive gold awards which have now also been achieved at Fellside and the Stockton-on-Tees head office. A silver award was achieved by the Stallingbrough combined heat and power plant.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Paul Dobbie .

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