Safety is golden for the PX power team

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 24 Jul 2018

STALLINGBOROUGH Combined Heat and Power Plant has received a coveted Gold Medal Achievement Award for its exemplary health and safety performance.

The plant – which generates electricity and provides steam to the adjacent Cristal titanium pigment plant – was awarded the medal after securing a fifth prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award in five years.

The company which manages, maintains and operates the plant – PX Group – will collect the awards at a special ceremony in Birmingham this month.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Responsible for power stations, gas processing plants and fuel storage depots across the UK, PX received four additional gold awards for sites on Teesside and South Wales and for its head offices in Stockton, which also received a gold medal for five years of excellent performance.

In addition, the PX operated Teesside Gas Processing Plant has been honoured with an Order of Distinction after securing Gold Awards for 22 consecutive years and with two sites to be judged later in the year, the group’s zero harm initiative could yet deliver a second consecutive year of gold across the board.

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Greg Mitchinson, director of safety, health and environment and technical and risk management with PX, said: “As an organisation which operates some of the UK’s most potentially hazardous energy, processing and storage facilities, we invest a huge amount of time and resources ensuring our people and the places where they work are safe.

 “Our objective is zero harm to people, the environment and the plants we operate and our team puts an enormous effort into maintaining our reputation as a proactive business, which continues to achieve the very highest standards. This has delivered thousands of hours of incident free work which, in turn, has again been recognised by RoSPA.

 “I’d like to thank all of the employees and contractors who work on our sites for continuing to follow our safe working practices, and for looking out for one another, in order to keep themselves and the areas in which they work, safe.”

The news comes in the same year that PX acquired the Saltend Chemicals Park, in Hull, from BP, at which it now provides a comprehensive energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance service for the 370 acre site. It will be entered for a RoSPA award in 2019.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year. They allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace as well as demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

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