The RoSPA ‘Guardian Angel’ award is given to celebrate the work of individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the safety of others.
Kevin and Ian have worked as Port Operatives at the Port of Tilbury for 18 and 23 years respectively, and have been Health and Safety representatives for over five years.
A health and safety working group was set up at the Port of Tilbury in 2011 with the aim to invigorate the ports’ ‘Safety First’ campaign. Both Kevin and Ian embraced the project with real passion and commitment and worked to engage those on the frontline of the operational environment, by giving the workforce greater ownership over health and safety initiatives.
The result of their work as Health and Safety representatives has led to a 25% reduction in accidents across the Port in just 12 months.
Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of the Port of Tilbury, said: “It is a great honour for Kevin and Ian to be awarded RoSPA’s ‘Guardian Angel’ award. It is particularly fitting, as the award aims to recognise those who have made demonstrable difference in the world of safety and accident prevention through initiative, diligence, enthusiasm and commitment. Kevin and Ian could not be more deserving of the accolade.”
Kevin and Ian will receive their award at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards in Birmingham on May 15th.