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Port of Tyne, based in South Shields is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

Port of Tyne has received a RoSPA Gold Medal Award Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its colleagues, customers, clients and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Howard Stafstrom, Health and Safety Manager at Port of Tyne commented: “We are delighted to have been recognised, once again, for our health and safety practices here at the Port. To achieve this award for the 9th consecutive year demonstrates the commitment from all of the Port of Tyne’s colleagues and stakeholders towards our Tyne 2050 goal of achieving Zero Harm.“

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. By receiving this recognition Port of Tyne joins like-minded businesses and organisations worldwide, who represent the very best in their approach to Health and Safety. I would like to add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award – congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive up Health and Safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.”

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