Witchford firm is given global recognition for its health and safety record

Stormport directors

Stormport directors - Credit: Archant

A Witchford company has won an international safety award for keeping its workers and workplaces healthy.

Stormport Professional Services won the award from the British Safety Council.

Established in 2009, Stormport is an independent electrical engineering and consultancy business which provides expertise to electricity distribution networks across the UK.

It was among winning organisations from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the West Indies.

Steve Wright, managing director at Stormport, said: “It is a great achievement and reflective of the efforts and commitment put in by everyone at Stormport.”

The company contracts to major electricity companies including UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution.

Now in their 57th year, the International Safety Awards celebrate and promote the success of the winning organisations and their employees in maintaining a safe working environment for all.

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As an award winner, Stormport has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s judges, their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill-health.

Neal Stone, acting chief executive of the British Safety Council, said: “All of those working at Stormport have made this award possible, which recognises their commitment to preventing injury and ill health in the workplace.”

The International Labour Organisation estimates that every year more than 2.3 million people globally are killed due to workplace injury and work-related ill health and an estimated four per cent of global GDP is lost due to health and safety failure.