Health and safety awards success for national glazing repair and replacement company

Date: 10 November 2008
Source: Solaglas Windowcare
Solaglas Windowcare has underlined its commitment to health and safety by coming away with wins in three categories of the 2008 British Glass Charter Awards.

Over 150 representatives from the UK glass industry attended the annual health and safety conference and awards ceremony held on Thursday (November 6) at Bagden Hall near Wakefield.

The Saint-Gobain subsidiary picked up awards in three of the 12 categories. These included Best Safety Initiative for a programme led by transport supervisor Sharron Pearce that monitors the safety performance of the company’s 150 engineers and seeks to promote safer practices.

National Customer Service Compliance Manager Phil Langham received the safety representative of the year award, and for the second year running, the company was named best safety performer in the over 250 employees’ category.

The company’s submissions to the awards were led and coordinated by Jon Cornforth, health, safety and environment manager.

Ian Davy, managing director said: “We are delighted to be recognised by the industry for our achievements in taking health and safety within our business to a new level. The nature of our business means achieving the highest levels of health and safety practice is paramount. To this end we have introduced initiatives that reinforce our position of leadership and innovation in this sector.”

British Glass actively promotes the achievement of high standards of health and safety management in line with other key aspects of business activities.

The GLASS Charter (Goal: Less Accidents, Safe Sites) was launched to help all organisations within the Glass Industry remain focussed on the importance of health and safety within the workplace.

Solaglas Windowcare has helped to maintain Saint-Gobain’s excellent performance at these annual awards.

Solaglas Windowcare employs 400 people serving commercial, insurance and public sector clients nationwide.

ENDS

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Nigel Charlesworth, The Smart Agency T. 0870 403 6499 M. 07964 900 861

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About Solaglas Windowcare

Solaglas Windowcare is the industry leader in the repair and replacement of windows and doors on behalf of insurance companies, commercial and public sector clients, making major savings compared to equivalent replacement costs.

Solaglas Windowcare operates in sectors:

• Insurance Services

Nationwide 24 hour emergency repair and replacement service for glazing, windows, doors, garage doors, conservatories and locks. Clients include many of the UK’s leading insurance companies.

• Commercial Glazing

A highly experienced team provides advice, designs and quotations for planned projects, from conception to completion, as well as providing a 24 hours a day, seven days a week, emergency service, for cases involving break in, vandalism, ram raid or accidental damage. The Commercial Glazing sector provides a nationwide service and currently operates out of the head office in Rotherham and branch offices in Preston, Dartford and Portsmouth.

• Maintenance Services

Solaglas Windowcare’s Maintenance Services sector provides a market-leading planned and reactive maintenance service for doors, windows and conservatories, with an emphasis on repair rather than replacement.

• Call Management

Solaglas Windowcare provides a tailored out-of-hours call management facility for a range of brokers, claims service companies and loss adjusters.

About Saint-Gobain Glass

Saint-Gobain Glass is part of Saint-Gobain Group – one of the world’s top 100 industrial companies and a leader in the design, production and distribution of materials for the construction industry.

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