Award for air traffic service’s safety record

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NATIONAL Air Traffic Services has been awarded its second consecutive gold award in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013.

Entrants in the annual awards are judged on their accident records and strength of their health and safety management systems, as well as leadership and workforce involvement.

Garry Jackson, training and simulation director for NATS, which is based at Swanwick, said: ‘This award pays testament to our hard work and professionalism, recognising that our systems and processes really are best in class.’

Safety manager Colin Mooney added: ‘Our incident rate is very low, especially when considering the high-risk nature of some of the jobs our staff are involved in, including working on active airfields or repairing mountain-top radar stations.’