7 December 2011

Shoreham Port has won the Workplace of the Year Award for manufacturing and logistics at the inaugural St John Ambulance First Aid Awards, showing that they are leading the way in protecting their staff and customers. Shoreham Port was honoured by the first aid charity at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 30 November, hosted by BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth, who has herself benefitted from first aid.

The evening recognised many inspirational first aid success stories of individuals, businesses and communities across the UK. Shoreham Port was commended for its exemplary first aid standards, with judges saying that the sheer number of people trained at Shoreham Port stands out - more than half the workforce. The organisation has embraced its duty of care to the public and over a wide-spread and complex organisation, they really recognise the importance of first aid.

Paul Johnson, Safety & HR Director at Shoreham Port said “We are absolutely delighted to have won the St John Ambulance Workplace Award for Manufacturing and Logistics. Safety is of paramount importance at Shoreham Port and we have been working hard to encourage a positive safety culture. It is thanks to the commitment from our workforce to continually improve and their hard work that we have such an excellent safety record.”

Sue Killen, CEO of St John Ambulance, said “We were proud and delighted to be able to recognise so many outstanding organisations with the St John Ambulance First Aid Awards. Shoreham Port is deserving of the title of Workplace of the Year for manufacturing and logistics because of their commitment to training so many of their own staff in first aid and also teaching these vital skills to local people so they too can help in the event of an emergency along their local stretch of coastline.  I hope they enjoyed the evening and continue their commitment to being the difference between a life lost and a life saved.”