Shepley Group Hat trick of RoSPA gold Awards for 2018 safety performance!

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Shepley Group Hat trick of RoSPA gold Awards for 2018 safety performance!

The internationally renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are the longest running industry awards scheme in the UK.

We have just had news that the 3 Shepley Group businesses have won RoSPA Golds for 2018:

  • Shepley Engineers Ltd (a BECBC member) have been handed RoSPA Order of Distinction Award for health and safety practices
    (23 consecutive Golds) 
  • PPS Electrical Ltd have been handed RoSPA Order of Distinction Award for health and safety practices
    (19 consecutive Golds)
  • West Cumberland Engineering Limited have been handed RoSPA Gold Medal Award for health and safety practices
    (7 consecutive Golds)

All three companies have been handed these prestigious awards in recognition of their practices and achievements in helping their staff and contractors get home safely at the end of the working day.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Nick Houghton, Group MD, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by all our companies and especially our employees who work very hard to maintain our standards and to introduce innovation to how we manage the safety of our people. It is a real team effort, and I want to congratulate everyone involved. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve this consistent level of performance and is a testament to our focus on ensuring everyone goes home safe and well at the end of every day..”

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 with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. 

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy. 

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2019 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 14th consecutive year.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit

Brief Overview of Shepley Engineers Limited

Shepley Engineers Limited (SEL) are based in Cumbria and are a major contractor and project manager employing approx 750 staff across the UK sites, specialising in term contract works predominantly within the nuclear and chemical process plant environments. Their work involves high integrity site and workshop activity within these particularly challenging sectors. In addition to their Nuclear Sector work they have also developed a highly specialised capability and excellent reputation for the sympathetic restoration, strengthening and conservation of historically significant iron and steel structures.

Shepley Engineers Ltd  have two complementary wholly owned subsidiaries:

  • West Cumberland Engineering Ltd (WCEL):  A class 1a fabrication organisation with precision parts machinist capability
  • PPS Electrical Ltd: An electrical and instrumentation installation specialist.