Train company wins honour for its safety commitment

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South Yorkshire’s main local train operator Northern Rail has been honoured for its ‘outstanding’ commitment to health and safety at this year’s RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

The company – whose train crews are threatening strike action – won the ‘Transport, Storage and Distribution Industry Sector Award’ for the fifth year in a row.

Northern’s safety and assurance director, Gary Stewart, said: “Once again our dedication to the health and safety of our customers and employees has been rewarded and we are delighted to take this award for the fifth consecutive year.”

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards recognise commitment to accident and ill health prevention.

David Rawlins, awards manager at RoSPA, said: “Northern Rail is committed to continuous improvement and we were delighted to present the award.”