The Coventry-based supplier of mechatronic systems and electric drives, was recognised for its dedication to workplace health and safety across its 11,000 sq metre facility in Exhall.
RoSPA’s David Rawlins said the company had shown that it was committed to striving for continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention.
Deborah Ritchie, Head of HR at Brose, added: “We are very proud of our health and safety record and delighted to have achieved the Gold Standard again from RoSPA. This proves that our internal systems are operating to an extremely high standard and ensures working here is a safe and enjoyable experience.”
Brose UK said that it invested significantly in its tailored health and safety management system that is approved to OHSAS 18001 and ensured all members of its 280-strong workforce receive regular training and refresher courses.
The management team also undertakes weekly reviews to identify any potential issues and to suggest improvements in working practices.
“Our people are the heart of everything we do. In the last year, we have increased the workforce from 190 to 280 staff and, despite this rapid expansion, we have maintained an excellent track record in accident prevention,” Ritchie added.
Brose UK was also praised by the judges for its ability to identify issues and quickly develop solutions that will resolve them.
The firm’s biggest health and safety concern was around small cuts to hands and arms. Although this wasn’t a major issue, it was investigated fully and a change in the type of gloves issued to operators on high-risk activities was implemented. This is having a major effect, with the number of incidents reduced by 22%.
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