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Readymix Southern is a Mining and Quarries Winner!

23 May 2013

CEMEX UK has won 3 major Mining and Quarries awards at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The Mining and Quarries Sector Winner was Readymix Southern.

“It is an outstanding achievement to win these awards and to be recognized for our work in this area. This is the third consecutive year that our Readymix business has been a sector winner and all those involved should be congratulated.

“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 Injuires,” says Andy Taylor, Health and Safety Director.

Readymix Southern, amongst other initiatives, has made significant contributions during the year towards cyclist safety, providing vehicles and drivers to talk to cyclists about safe cycling around large vehicles in support of Metropolitan Police Exchanging Places events.

Drivers from the region, primarily independent haulier contractors, have also been encouraged to attend courses run by Transport for London and the Mineral Products Qualification Council which includes the drivers cycling around London to better understand the cyclist’s perspective of travelling on busy roads.

The two other winners in this sector include Highly Commended by Aggregates Midlands and Commended by Aggregates South East.

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

The other RoSPA awards gained includes this sector winner, 2 President’s Awards (10 -14 consecutive gold awards), 2 Gold medals (5 – 9 consecutive gold awards)and 4 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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