RAWALPINDI - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, UK’s Occupational Health and Safety Award 2012 (Gold category) was conferred to Attock Refinery Limited (ARL) at an impressive ceremony held at the National Exhibition Centre, London, informed ARL spokesman here on Tuesday.The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill-health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across UK and overseas. The scheme does not just look at accident records but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement, the spokesman informed.According to him, David Rawlins, Awards Manager at the RoSPA and its Patron, while addressing, 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. He congratulated ARL on its success and encouraged it to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom-line.”In recognition of its efforts to protect the environment, health, safety and quality of its products and services, ARL is one of first major industry/industrial units obtained ISO-14001 as well as OHSAS -18001 certifications and ISO 17025 accreditation. Similarly company’s emphasis on safety, environment and quality assurance has enabled it to meet international safety best practices benchmarks as well as compliance to National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS). Achievement of over 10-million safe-man-hours and winning of prestigious national and international awards are some other examples of the company’s commitment to such high level standards. It is pertinent to mention that ARL is a member of the Attock Oil Group of Companies, the only fully integrated Group covering all segments of oil and gas industry from exploration, production and refining to marketing of petroleum products, besides being also engaged in power generation, manufacturing and trading of cement and other entrepreneurial activities.