ATS Euromaster has become the only national fast fit and tyre specialist to be awarded a safety accreditation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in its 2013 Safety Awards. The accolade comes after ATS Euromaster continued to lower the number of lost time accidents, recording an unprecedented 25 per cent reduction in 2012 compared with the previous year.
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. ATS Euromaster’s achievements are particularly notable, given in 2011 it reduced its lost time accidents by 58 per cent compared with 2007.
Stan Rudowski, Group Head of Health, Safety and Technical Services at ATS Euromaster, 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 Euromaster organises enhanced service, maintenance and repair training for its team of more than 1,900 technicians.
Now in its 57thyear, 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.
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