Vadinar Oil Terminal’s (VOTL) approach to prevention of accidents and ill health, was recognized with a Gold award at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012, held in Birmingham, UK, on May 17, 2012.
RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) is a safety charity with a 95-year history. The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme dates back to 1956, and is the largest and longest-running program of its kind in the UK. 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 RoSPA awards marks achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organizations maintaining very high standards are awarded gold medals and Orders of Distinction. The scheme does not just look 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. We congratulate Vadinar Oil Terminal Limited, Essar Ports Limited, on its success and encourage it to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognized to be good for workers and the bottom line.” said David Rawlins, Awards manager, RoSPA.
Speaking about the achievement, Capt. Deepak Sachdeva, Chief Operating Officer – VOTL, said, “VOTL has been continually raising the bar and improving occupational health, safety and environmental standards. Winning this award reinforces faith in our systems. I’d like to thank our management for their belief and every individual who has contributed towards this coveted achievement.”