ATS EUROMASTER SAFELY SECURES ROSPA GOLD ACCREDITATION FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING
2 June 2016
ATS Euromaster has been awarded the highest level of accreditation from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the third year running – making it still the only national tyre specialist to be recognised at this level.
RoSPA presented ATS Euromaster with its Gold Award for its ongoing outstanding performance in delivering a safer work environment.
The past year has seen ATS Euromaster build on its industry-benchmark standard of safety, with a further 60 per cent reduction in the already low number of incidents reportable to the HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations (RIDDOR).
Stan Rudowski, Group Head of Health, Safety and Technical Services, ATS Euromaster, says: “This is the third year running that ATS Euromaster has been recognised by RoSPA, and it’s because we never rest on our laurels. We believe in setting an ever-improving standard for our sector at every level of our business, from our expert technicians in our national network of service centres, to the directors who are ultimately responsible for the safety of all our 2,600 staff.”
ATS Euromaster’s commitment to safety has been further bolstered with a company-wide programme that will ensure every single manager, from service centre to head office, will train for a qualification from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The leadership team at ATS Euromaster’s head office in Aston have already completed the IOSH Safety for Senior Executives course, and training for area and centre managers is now being rolled out on a nationwide basis.
ATS Euromaster Group Managing Director Jerome Monsaingeon says: “We settle for nothing less than the highest standards of safety. We don’t do it to win awards – we do it so it’s easy for customers to do business with a tyre specialist that works in the safest way possible – but we are delighted that our commitment continues to be recognised by the authority in safe working practices.”
The RoSPA Safety Awards recognise health and safety excellence, and are only awarded to businesses which demonstrate a commitment to implementing a range of health and safety practices. Established in 1956, the Awards set the standard for excellence in safe business practices.
About ATS Euromaster
Birmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd, part of the Euromaster Group, was established in 1965 and operates approximately 340 centres, more than 820 service vans and employs nearly 2,600 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme. For further information visit: http://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/business