Keyline, a UK supplier of civils and drainage solutions, has received a gold Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Award for the second year in a row.

The organisation secured the award after driving a number of significant health and safety improvements across the business. This included the introduction of a mental wellbeing initiative for all Branch Managers, reducing the risk of pedestrian and vehicle impact at higher risk depots, and the company’s investment in special hydraulic lifting attachments, which have been installed across every branch.

The equipment is used to reduce lifting and handling, and Keyline’s health and safety team has worked closely with front line colleagues to ensure they were able to benefit from this investment. This included the installation of cameras at various depots to improve visibility and to help those employees who were struggling to adapt to the new methods. As a result, Keyline has now reduced the volume of materials hand-balled by its yard-based colleagues by 78% since 2014.

Keyline will now head to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Wednesday 12th July to collect its award at a special ceremony, which will also mark RoSPA’s centenary.

The awards scheme, now in its 61st year, is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. Judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.