VPS has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award 2021, one of the most globally sought-after achievement awards. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) receives nearly 2,000 entries every year, vying to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK's longest-running H&S industry awards.
Darron Cavanagh, chief operating officer for the VPS Group, said: "Our staff has always strived to set new safety standards and benchmarks so that they, our customers, and our suppliers can be assured that our operations are conducted at the highest levels of safety. Many security firms will cut corners when it comes to safety, but VPS will not, and I am proud my colleagues have been recognised by RoSPA, and their main sponsor, NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health."
Julia Small, RoSPA's achievements director, said: "This award recognises the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace.
"Our clients select VPS because of our Intelligent Triple Protection proposition, our experience, and ability to recommend the best fit-for-purpose security solutions. RoSPA's recognition of our safety standards backs up our market-leading position," added Mr. Cavanagh.
Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme's global influence is even wider - with nearly 2,000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year.
For more information about the RoSPA Awards, visit www.rospa.com/awards
Notes to editors
The majority of awards 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.
The VPS Group is Europe's leading temporary security specialist offering an Intelligent Triple Protection proposition to customers in a range of sectors with a focus on vacant and void residential and commercial properties, alongside construction site security.
The group is formed of 12 businesses and employs more than 1,300 staff across seven countries in the UK and mainland Europe. Core facilities management and building services cover the vacant, unoccupied and void property lifecycle from an initial risk assessment to security including guarding, monitoring, clearing, cleaning, maintenance, and preparation.
These services protect properties against unauthorised access and a variety of hazards such as arson, theft, squatting, and unauthorised occupation. Its sister company, VPS Site Security specialises in providing security for construction, highways, utilities, and remote challenging sites.
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