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Gas emergency and pipeline service, Wales & West Utilities, has been announced as the winner of the gold Presidential Award by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

It is the tenth consecutive year that Wales & West Utilities has won a gold RoSPA award for demonstrating the highest level of commitment to health and safety standards. The award has been presented in recognition of its industry-leading health and safety performance and commitment.

The President’s Award is only given to companies which have won 10 RoSPA Gold Awards in succession.

Wales & West Utilities is the company that look after the pipes that keep the gas flowing to heat the homes and power businesses of 7.5m people across Wales and south west England. They operate the gas emergency service, connect new homes and businesses, and upgrade the gas network so it’s safe today and ready to transport green gases like hydrogen and biomethane.

Graham Edwards, Wales & West Utilities Chief Executive, said:

This award is testimony to everyone in our business and reflects the high standards that we set ourselves, with the continued dedication and hard work of our employees helping us achieve this continued success. I would like to thank them all for their engagement and involvement in helping us to achieve this award.

Health and safety are at the heart of everything we do. From responding to gas emergencies and supporting the most vulnerable, to making sure young people know all about carbon monoxide, the safety of our colleagues and the communities we serve is a top priority for us.

We have a world leading safety record and are committed to doing everything we can to keep people right across Wales and south west England safe and warm, delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy services today, while investing wisely to create a sustainable, greener future.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards competition is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now in its 67th year, the awards attract nearly 2,000 entries annually from companies in around 50 countries, encompassing more than seven million employees.

The programme recognises companies and organisations in a total of 20 sectors which have shown their dedication to continuous improvements in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work. This includes the implementation of sophisticated health and safety management systems, which involve both strong leadership and the close involvement of the workforce.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.