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Thirteenth Consecutive Health and Safety Gold for Darlington Firm

MTE Ltd, the global fire and blast protection products manufacturer is celebrating one of the UK’s top health and safety awards – for the 13th consecutive year.

RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, has recognised MTE’s approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health with a President’s Award, marking the Darlington-based company’s 13th consecutive Gold Award.

MTE has its head office in Darlington, as well as the separate fabrication facility, and an additional operations base in Middlesbrough, on the banks of the River Tees.

The company employs over 180 people in its current facilities and has two business units: one manufacturing lightweight modular units, the other fabricating fire and blast products to protect workers in hazardous environments.

The company has also established a presence in Aberdeen, allowing closer engagement with the thriving North East Scotland energy market.

For more than 40 years, MTE has been active in the oil and gas market and now utilises traditional manufacturing skills for modern growth industries, such as those in the renewables, to chemical and petrochemical markets.

Matthew Camp, Mech-Tool’s business manager, said: “We are exceptionally proud of our health and safety record at MTE and this 13thconsecutive Gold Award from RoSPA is a welcome recognition of what we see as one of the most important considerations of any business.

“The industrial work we conduct involves a lot of machinery, working with heavy raw materials and creating products which are used in dangerous environments. Therefore, it is vital that we have very strict and valuable health and safety procedures in place and that these are adhered to. Again, our success in this area is reflected by this latest award and all of those which have come before it.”

David Rawlins, awards manager at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity with a 95-year history, said: “The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate MTE Ltd on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line.”

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