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Basildon forecourt achieves the gold standard

18 December 2019

A Basildon forecourt has become the first in Essex to be awarded our new gold standard site safety sticker.

One of a kind

Basildon Service Station, on the A127 in West Horndon, was handed the badge of honour by our local inspector after an exemplary H&S audit this month. Mark Phillips, Suresite Group health and safety assessor, scored the Esso-branded site 100 percent.

Our new scheme awards petrol stations achieving a score of at least 80 percent a blue window sticker, whilst those scoring 95 percent and above are entitled to display a ‘gold standard’ accreditation.

Basildon is the first in the region to receive a perfect score since the window sticker scheme was rolled out during the summer. Each sticker is dated and lasts for 12 months from the time of the inspection.

Window badges are awarded at the assessors’ discretion and sites will be required to demonstrate they are committed to continual improvement.

Babutharan Thiraiviyum, manager, Basildon Service Station said: “Our new window badge is the forecourt equivalent of a five star food hygiene rating sticker on a restaurant or fast food outlet and it gives our customers the confidence that we are a safe site.
“We are proud of the hard work and achievements of our staff team, who will continue to make a visit to our site a safe and enjoyable one.”

Neil Simms, compliance manager, Suresite Group, said: “Our new scheme rewards forecourts that achieve good scores on their compliance audits. This demonstrates the operators’ commitment to ensuring the safety of staff, contractors and customers that visit that site.
“With their badge on display, all visitors to the site will know that health & safety is a top consideration.

“Basildon Service Station is a very worthy recipient of the first gold sticker in Essex.”

Suresite Group has been the leading provider of risk assessments in the retail petroleum industry since its foundation in 1994. Our UK and Ireland network of assessors ensures adhesion to all legislation and best practice.

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