The APC has been presented with a Gold RoSPA award, recognising its efforts towards health and safety within the business.

The accolade celebrates organisations that demonstrate dedication to ensuring employees get home safely at the end of each workday.

The APC said it received the award for its comprehensive approach to health and safety.

This included the training of 32 staff members in institute of occupational safety and health courses, supported by consistent health and safety committee meetings.

It said it had also made substantial investments in initiatives such as the introduction of a training academy and comprehensive health and safety inductions, including personalised training sessions with on-site trainers.

The APC said these operational enhancements had resulted in a 51% reduction in accidents.

Marc Oliver, APC QHSE manager and Lydia Hopley, Assistant Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Marc Oliver, APC QHSE manager and Lydia Hopley, assistant quality, health, safety & environmental manager

Source: Schon & Co

Jonathan Smith, chief executive of The APC said: “The health and safety of our people remains our number one priority at The APC.

“We have always strived to embed a strong health and safety culture within our business, supported by continued investments into our health and safety practices.

“Achieving the RoSPA Gold Award this year not only reflects these efforts, but is testament to the dedication across the business in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our people.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “Workplace accidents don’t just pose financial risks and operational disruptions; they significantly impact the quality of life for individuals.

“This is why acknowledging and rewarding excellent safety performance is vital.”