Wales & West Utilities receives 9th consecutive RoSPA award for health and safety

Posted on: 16/05/2022

Wales & West Utilities is celebrating after landing its 9th consecutive internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

The gas emergency and pipeline service has, once again, received a RoSPA Gold Medal Health and Safety Award in recognition of its industry-leading health and safety performance and commitment.

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.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

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

We’re delighted to, once again, be recognised by our peers with this prestigious award, which is a testament to the continued hard work and commitment of our colleagues.

Health and safety is 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.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said:

This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. By receiving this recognition, Wales & West Utilities join like-minded businesses and organisations worldwide, who represent the very best in their approach to health and safety. I would like to add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award – congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive up health and safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.

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

Wales & West Utilities 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 fit for the future.

The company is also committed to playing its part in getting to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050. 46 power stations connected to its network support renewables like wind and solar power, while 20 green gas sites inject enough decarbonised green gas to power approximately 180,000 homes. Additionally, the company’s network supplies bus garages in three locations across the south west of England, fuelling CNG buses that improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions from public transport.

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. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.