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Community Gateway Association awarded prestigious health and safety management award

Community Gateway Association (CGA) has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.

CGA, was one of 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to companies which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation first had to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme in the period August 2017 – July 2018.

They have also demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their health and safety management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.

Rob Wakefield, Chief Executive of CGA, said: “At CGA we put the health and safety of our colleagues and tenants at the heart of everything we do and everyone is delighted to receive this award in recognition of our hard work and commitment to achieving health and safety excellence. 

“We will seek to maintain our strong track record in this area, while also managing the social and environmental impact of the organisation.”

Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of the British Safety Council, said: “On behalf of the board of trustees and staff of the British Safety Council I would like to congratulate CGA on achieving the very highest standards of health, safety management. 

“Excellence at this level is very hard won. We are proud to have supported you in your achievements, and I am delighted that you have chosen to celebrate with us today.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: “I would like to congratulate CGA and its staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplace safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities.

“All of the Sword winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieve the highest standards of health and safety management. We are delighted that they are partners in helping achieve our vision that no-one should be injured or made ill at work.”