ATS Euromaster awarded RoSPA accreditation
ATS Euromaster has been awarded a safety accreditation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in its 2013 Safety Awards. ATS-E reduced the number of lost time accidents, recording an unprecedented 25 per cent reduction in 2012 compared with the previous year. This is particularly notable, ATS-E says, since it had already reduced its lost time accidents by 58 per cent between 2007 and 2011. The RoSPA Safety Awards recognise health and safety success and offer organisations a prime opportunity to prove on-going commitment to raising health and safety standards. The tyre specialist is the only company of its kind to be recognised in this way.
Stan Rudowski, group head of health, safety and technical services at ATS-E, says: “Strict health and safety standards are paramount in all our working practices. We were the first national tyre specialist to be accredited by both SAFEContractor and the Contractors Health & Safety Scheme (CHAS), so our commitment to promoting a culture of ‘safety first’ within ATS Euromaster is reinforced further with this latest RoSPA award.
“With the largest fleet of mobile technicians in the UK, all of ATS Euromaster’s staff are expertly trained to work safely and competently in a range of challenging environments, from airfields to quarries. Staff follow our ‘Safe by Choice’ programme, which promotes safety as a personal choice. This programme has gone from strength to strength and is a key factor in the continued reduction in the number of lost time accidents we’ve experienced.”
As part of the Safe by Choice programme ATS-E organises enhanced service, maintenance and repair training for its team of more than 1,900 technicians. Now in its 57th year, a RoSPA Safety Award is one of the most sought after accreditations in the sector. All entrants must demonstrate a commitment to implementing a range of health and safety practices, which are judged by some of the leading bodies in the industry.
“When our customers call on the assistance of ATS Euromaster, they can be assured they are in the hands of professionals, who have been extensively trained and adhere to a strict code of practice,” adds Rudowski.