A Dartford forecourt has become one of the first in Kent to be awarded a new gold standard site safety sticker.
SR Services UK Ltd, on Station Road in Longfield, was awarded the badge of honour after an exemplary H&S audit. Inspectors scored the Shell-branded site 100 percent.
The new scheme, masterminded by forecourt compliance experts Suresite Group, 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.
The forecourt is one of the first in the region to receive a gold rating 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.
Mathy Moorthy, site manager, SR Services UK Ltd, said: “Our new gold window badge gives our customers the confidence that they are visiting a safe site. You could say it was the forecourt equivalent of a five star food hygiene rating sticker on a restaurant.
S. R. Chandrakumar, site owner, said: “We couldn’t be more proud of the hard work of our team and we know they will continue to make a visit to our site a safe and enjoyable one.”
Neil Simms, compliance manager, Suresite Group, said: “Our new window sticker initiative 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, site visitors will be reassured that health & safety is a top consideration.
“SR Services UK Ltd is a very worthy recipient of one of the very first gold stickers in Kent.”
Suresite Group has been the leading provider of risk assessments in the retail petroleum industry since its foundation in 1994. Its UK and Ireland network of assessors ensures adhesion to all legislation and best practice.