The Vita Group celebrates dual safety award wins. Two of our Vita Comfort manufacturing sites have won prestigious health & safety awards for work undertaken to protect employees from the risk of injury and ill-health.

Comfort’s Middleton site received an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council and the UK Usleep team have also been officially recognised with a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) award.

The Vita Group's HQ in Middleton, Manchester, UKThe International Safety Award from the British Safety Council was presented in recognition of Middleton’s commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2021 calendar year. Our Middleton site is one of just 204 organizations to win a Merit in the International Safety Awards 2022.

The Vita Group celebrates dual safety award wins - International Safety Awards 2022 logoThe International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill-health during the previous calendar year. The awards also acknowledge organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work.

Gilbert Davids, Managing Director of Vita’s Comfort Division, said:

“We are incrediblyproud to be recognised for the hard work and dedication our teams put in to assure our sites are safe places for all. Safety is our number one priority, and we want to make sure everyone who comes to work at one of our sites can go home to their loved ones each day. We believe all accidents are preventable and are working to always achieve zero accidents across the company.”

Usleep win RoSPA

The Vita Group celebrates dual safety award wins - ROSPA Silver Award logoWe are also celebrating Usleep’s achievement of regaining a RoSPA award. This is the second year in a row that Usleep has been presented with a RoSPA award – one of the most prestigious and recognised health & safety schemes in the world. Usleep produces a range of foam, spring and hybrid mattresses for several of the UK’s leading mattress retailers and Bed in the Box (BiB) brands.

Ian Robb, CEO of The Vita Group, said:

Safety is a primary focus for us at Vita and we’re committed to providing the very best working environment for our staff, suppliers, and stakeholders. As these awards prove, we really are leading the way with its approach to safety – an approach that involves not just effectively minimising every day onsite risks but also supporting the mental health and general wellbeing of our colleagues.

“These awards are a real testament to the hard work our teams put in every day to ensure that our staff are as safe, comfortable and protected as possible. As these awards are in recognition of our 2021 activities, it includes a lot of additional effort required to meet the unique issues presented by the pandemic. I am proud to say that all our teams rose to this challenge incredibly and it is wonderful to see them recognised by multiple leading health and safety authorities.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Vita Middleton on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2022 with a Merit:

“The British Safety Council applauds The Vita Group’s Middleton site on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and hard work to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill-health.

“The vision of British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. Achieving this requires more than complying with legislation; it means people committed not only to health and safety but also increasingly to workplace wellbeing and impelling others to follow suit.”

USleep team in Ashton-under-Lyne facility

USleep team in Ashton-under-Lyne facility.


Posted 22nd April 2022

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