PD Ports, one of the UK’s major port groups, has achieved Silver status at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. The prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awarded PD Ports for its commitment to continued improvement in health, safety procedures and exceptional health & safety standards, ensuring the wellbeing of its employees. Russ McCallion, PD Ports’ HR Director, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be recognised for our commitment and determination to continuously improve our health and safety standards. We have achieved this through the hard work of our employees and the cooperation of our customers and contractors in maintaining standards. “Health and safety isn’t something we view as a standard we need to reach or box that needs ticking, it sits at the very core of our business, driving our business culture and values. Our main priority is to ensure our people end their day in the same state of health in which they started.” Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.” Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards ceremony which is now in its 61st year, took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Thursday, July 13, 2017.