AWARD WIN PROVES TYRES IN SAFE HANDS AT ATS EUROMASTER

20 June 2013

ATS Euromaster has become the only national fast fit and tyre specialist to be awarded a safety accreditation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in its 2013 Safety Awards.  The accolade comes after ATS Euromaster continued to lower the number of lost time accidents, recording an unprecedented 25 per cent reduction in 2012 compared with the previous year.

The RoSPA Safety Awards recognise health and safety success and offer organisations a prime opportunity to prove on-going commitment to raising health and safety standards.  ATS Euromaster’s achievements are particularly notable, given in 2011 it reduced its lost time accidents by 58 per cent compared with 2007.

Stan Rudowski, Group Head of Health, Safety and Technical Services at ATS Euromaster, says: “Strict health and safety standards are paramount in all our working practices.  We were the first national tyre specialist to be accredited by both SAFEContractor and the Contractors Health & Safety Scheme (CHAS), so our commitment to promoting a culture of ‘safety first’ within ATS Euromaster is reinforced further with this latest RoSPA award.

“With the largest fleet of mobile technicians in the UK, all of ATS Euromaster’s staff are expertly trained to work safely and competently in a range of challenging environments, from airfields to quarries.  Staff follow our ‘Safe by Choice’ programme, which promotes safety as a personal choice.  This programme has gone from strength to strength and is a key factor in the continued reduction in the number of lost time accidents we’ve experienced.”

As part of the Safe by Choice programme ATS Euromaster organises enhanced service, maintenance and repair training for its team of more than 1,900 technicians.

Now in its 57thyear, a RoSPA Safety Award is one of the most sought after accreditations in the sector.  All entrants must demonstrate a commitment to implementing a range of health and safety practices, which are judged by some of the leading bodies in the industry.

“When our customers call on the assistance of ATS Euromaster, they can be assured they are in the hands of professionals, who have been extensively trained and adhere to a strict code of practice,” adds Rudowski.

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About ATS Euromaster

Birmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd is part of the Euromaster Group, which operates in 17 European countries with 11,271 employees in more than 2,000 service centres.  Established in Great Britain since 1964, ATS Euromaster has more than 350 centres (a mixture of retail, comprehensive and truck locations), approximately 900 mobile service vans and employs in excess of 2,600 people, providing coverage nationwide.  It is the largest comprehensive tyre distributor supplying tyres for everything from cars and vans to trucks, coaches, forklifts, farm machinery and construction plant.  ATS Euromaster was the first national tyre expert to be accredited by both SAFEContractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS), and also holds the Silver Award for Occupational Health & Safety from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The company’s technicians are amongst the most highly trained in the fast-fit industry, offering a comprehensive range of products and services including tyres, wheels, fleet inspections, nitrogen inflation, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics, air-conditioning servicing, scheduled maintenance servicing and MOT testing.  Further information is available from www.atseuromaster.co.uk

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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