Lucknow Metro’s Phase 1A Project (North – South Corridor) will be awarded with the International ‘Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)- Gold’ in the Project/Infrastructure category for 2019. RoSPA is a British charity organization that aims for promotion of safety and prevention of accidents in project execution world over. This award will be presented to Lucknow Metro during a ceremony at Glasgow, United Kingdom on 12thSeptember, 2019.
This prestigious award shall be handed over to LMRC in recognition of its safe practices and achievements in helping its staff/customers/clients/contractors while they worked in the Project during execution of this Project throughout the year 2018.
Shri. Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, LMRC, said “ Most prestigious international award RoSPA Gold Award, 2019 for the best safety performance to Lucknow Metro Rail Project is a recognition of extreme hard work by team of LMRC including the Contracting Agencies, Consultants and Construction workmen in delivering this complex project to the best of international standards. LMRC has added another feather to its hat by winning this prestigious award highlighting LMRC’s continuous commitment in achieving highest standards of health and safety in the Project execution”
Till date, this award in India has been mainly received by the private agencies in the infrastructure projects and Oil and Gas industries in public sector -but LMRC is the first Metro Rail Corporation to receive this prestigious International award in Gold Category after completing the entire Project ahead of its schedule with all the safety measures and systems in place during the execution of the Project.
Ms. Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”
The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education, etc.
Earlier, LMRC had also received the prestigious International Safety Awards like RoSPA Award in Silver Category in 2018 for the safety performance of the Year 2017;British Safety Council Award, 2019 for the Safety performance of the Year 2018 to name a few.