Oxfordshire medical device manufacturer receives RoSPA gold award for health and safety achievements

Jarl Severn Owen Mumford

Owen Mumford, The Woodstock-based design and manufacturer of medical devices has won an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating exceptional health and safety standards.

For the second consecutive year, the UK division of Owen Mumford has received a RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) gold health and safety award for working hard to achieve exceptional control of risk with very low levels of error, harm and loss, ensuring all its stakeholder groups get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants strive to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running health and safety industry awards.

Jarl Severn, CEO at Owen Mumford said: “Safety is of utmost importance in the design of our products, but also in the way we run our business every day. We appreciate being recognised for maintaining the high standards required to win RoSPA’s gold award for a second year, especially in light of the new health and safety challenges posed by the pandemic. We have continued to supply essential medical devices to our customers and their patients while keeping our staff as safe as possible across all our sites. The company has a culture of ongoing improvement and we will continue to raise the bar in this area.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.

“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be, should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”