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GAP Hire Solutions handed RoSPA Gold Award for the second year running

GAP is the proud winner of the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for the second year running.

GAP Hire Solutions has achieved the prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for the second year running, in recognition of its outstanding achievements and ongoing commitment to raising standards in health and safety.

The internationally renowned RoSPA Awards scheme acknowledges an organisation’s achievements and excellence in health and safety, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

The award is ‘non-competitive’ and is based on GAP’s occupational health and safety performance assessed against the judging criteria, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels.

Allister Maxwell, Head of Safety, Risk & Compliance at GAP, commented: “GAP is delighted to receive this award as it recognises our continued business success and our solid and unambiguous commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, customers and the general public. The award is testament to everyone at GAP for their commitment to safety and ‘Think Safe’.”

This year marks GAP’s 50th anniversary. Over the years, the company’s range of products has grown from a traditional plant and tool hire offering to now include specialist lifting equipment, non-mechanical plant, survey and safety equipment, welfare services, event services and vehicle hire solutions. The main sectors of the equipment hire market GAP operates within are the construction, infrastructure, utilities and event industries.

GAP works closely with manufacturers and suppliers to introduce innovative, safer and more efficient ways of working in the hire industry. The company’s innovative new Interactive Toolbox Talks have been developed to help educate GAP employees, contractors and customers, with the aims of reducing accidents and promoting health and safety excellence in the workplace.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Qualifications, Awards and Events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

GAP will be presented with the Gold Award during a ceremony at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Thursday, 12 September 2019.

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