NATS gets safety award

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THE UK’s largest provider of air traffic control has won a gold award for its health and safety within the workplace.

NATS’ health, safety and fire team was given the gong at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012.

Entrants are judged on their accident records and strength of their health and safety policies.

NATS has its head office in Whiteley.

Colin Mooney, health, safety and fire manager at NATS, said: ‘Our incident rate is very low, especially when you consider that some of our staff are doing high-risk jobs including working on active airfields or repairing mountain-top radar stations.’

NATS handles 2.2 million flights a year in the UK and north eastern Atlantic.