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Gold Health and Safety Award Achieved by CEMEX Rail

23 May 2013

CEMEX Rail Solutions has won a gold award at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, for its behavioural safety training and initiatives.

40% of the incidents in CEMEX Rail are hand and arm injuries and in an effort to tackle and reduce this type of incident new training initiatives including external trainers and theatre-style training were instigated. One scene from the training included a ‘wife’s speech’ highlighting the huge ripple effect on the person, family and friends of a major incident.

“It is an outstanding achievement to win this award and to be recognized for our work in this area, especially when you consider the challenging environment of our industry. Production of rail products presents its own health and safety risks which must be addressed.

“CEMEX has a vision to be the best construction solutions partner and a key part of this is to ensure that we are the best with regard to health and safety, protecting our colleagues and the communities in which we operate. Our No. 1 priority is Zero Accidents,” says Andy Taylor, Health and Safety Director.

In total CEMEX UK was presented with 12 awards including the new MORR (Management of Occupational Road Risk) Technology Trophy won by CEMEX Logistics. This award highlighted the company’s commitment to the management of road risk for both its drivers and other road users.

Other RoSPA awards gained includes one sector winner, two President’s Awards (10 -14 consecutive gold awards), two Gold medals (5 – 9 consecutive gold awards) and four Gold awards. These were given at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.


Notes to editors:

  • This year’s CEMEX UK awards:
    • Readymix Southern - Mines and Quarries Sector Award, Winner
    • Aggregates Midlands - Mines and Quarries Sector, Highly commended
    • Aggregates South East - Mines and Quarries Sector Award, Commended
    • Marine - Gold Medal
    • South Ferriby Cement Works - President's Award
    • Readymix Northern - Gold Medal
    • Aggregates Eastern - Gold Award
    • Aggregates South West - Gold Award
    • CEMEX Rail Products - Gold Award
    • Readymix Central - Gold Award
    • CEMEX Logistics - Winner of MORR Technology Trophy
  • For further information contact Elizabeth Young, email: telephone: 01932 583214

    • Helping to build a Greater Britain – CEMEX’s vision is to help build a greater Britain by providing solutions to construction problems through our innovative building materials, our expertise, our understanding of the construction issues and our people.  We aim to create the best service and the best solutions for a better future.    
    • CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the concrete- paving and block sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 360 locations, to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see,
    • ROSPA: Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme does not just look at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
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