Lorien's high accolade from RoSPA

Lorien Engineering Solutions, the Lichfield-based project management specialist, has joined a select group of UK companies to be presented with a prestigious award from RoSPA for the second year running.

Each year RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) conducts its awards for occupational health and safety. This year the coveted Order of Distinction was awarded to 30 organisations, including Lorien, covering the construction and energy sectors.

Lorien's operations director Bill Treddenick heads up the safety compliance group, and was at the Hilton Hotel in Birmingham to collect the plaque on behalf of the company.

Bill Treddenick commented: "We have been involved with the RoSPA Awards for around 18 years, and the standard of assessment gets ever more demanding. Clearly the safety performance of the company is a very important factor, but the team at RoSPA are also very interested in the safety culture within the business and how the company promotes and improves upon good practice. I am happy to say that we have continued to meet RoSPA's high standards, investing in people and systems to ensure that we deliver the best safety outcomes on our design and construction-based projects."

The business provides its services to major companies in food and drink manufacture, pharmaceuticals, brewing and increasingly to waste management companies. Lorien is often appointed as CDM Coordinators (under the Construction regulations), and has recently been recognised by the Association for Project Safety in becoming one of the first 'registered status' practices in the UK.

Malcolm Mifflin, health and safety manager said: "Achievement of good safety outcomes on a construction site comes down to having good procedures, sound training and committed individuals. We are lucky in that we have both trained safety compliance specialists who cover a wide range of topics, and project teams who are engaged in safety throughout the project process, from design development to plant handover. We are also fortunate to deal with client organisations that understand the importance of safety within their capital investment plans, and support us in our aims."