Raymond Brown Quarry Products awarded Bronze reaccreditation under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

Raymond Brown Quarry Products Ltd has again been awarded the Bronze accreditation under FORS.
The accreditation follows an extensive re-approval audit which ensures we meet the strict criteria set out by the FORS standards which encompass all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection. Thank you to all staff, particularly the Transport Team for their help in maintaining our high standards and their dedication to the safety and effective monitoring of efficiency.

FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators. It aims to improve standards within fleet operations and demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency and environmental protection.

Black Swans pay a visit to Roke Manor Quarry

Some rare black swans visited us at Roke Manor Quarry in Romsey.  Black swans, native to Australia and rarely spotted in the UK, are large waterfowl species recognised by their black coloration and distinctive red beaks.  Thank you to Andrew Willis, Quarry Supervisor, and Nick Crouch, Plant Operator for capturing them.

Raymond Brown Quarry Products wins internationally recognised health and safety accolade for 14th year from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

We are delighted to announce that Raymond Brown Quarry Products Ltd has won a RoSPA President’s (14 consecutive Golds) Award, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence and dedication to ensuring its staff, customers, clients and contractors get home safely at the end of every working day.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.

“We are thrilled that Raymond Brown Quarry Products Ltd have won a RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

Sponsored by Croner-i, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.

Lifesaving Defibrillators now available across all Raymond Brown Sites

We are pleased to announce that the Raymond Brown Group has installed defibrillators across all sites, including quarries, IBA processing facilities and the head office in Chandler’s Ford.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a lifesaving device that can help someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest by delivering an electric shock.

The new ZOLL AED Plus Fully Automatic Defibrillators were purchased from St John Ambulance and provide access to potentially lifesaving equipment for staff, visitors to our sites and the local community.

Steven Laight, Group HSQE Manager commented: “The well-being and safety of our employees, visitors, and the communities in which we work has always been our priority.  The implementation of the defibrillators was an outcome of our staff suggestion program, and we are delighted that each of our sites now has its own fully automatic defibrillator.  These are a great additional measure in protecting the health of our teams and can be shared with the local community as they are registered on the national defibrillator network.”

Raymond Brown Group sites take part in another successful ‘Stop for Safety’ Event

All Raymond Brown Group sites took part in a group-wide ‘Stop for Safety’ event on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

The site management and site teams are well versed in Stop for Safety and the event sees all plant operations temporarily stopping to allow safe access for our staff to walk around in teams to spot hazards, safety concerns and improvement ideas. Actions are then fed back to the team to ensure continual improvement.

Steven Laight, HSQE Manager commented: “Thank you to all the site teams for their participation again, we have had some really positive feedback and ideas across all our sites this year.  These events help set the tone for a positive HSQE culture and eliminate/reduce risks and hazards from our sites.”

Raymond Brown Quarry Products achieves FORS Reaccreditation

We are pleased to announce that the Raymond Brown Fleet has successfully been reaccredited with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Bronze standard as a result of our continued commitment to improving the safety and efficiency of our fleet and drivers.

FORS is a voluntary nationally recognised accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

The FORS Bronze accreditation emphasises our fleet safety, environmental impact and efficiency. Many thanks to Simon Webb, Transport Manager and Steven Laight, HSQE Manager for achieving our reaccreditation and all our drivers for their help in maintaining our high standards and their dedication to safety and effective monitoring of efficiency.

ISO HSQE Standards Reaccredited

Raymond Brown Quarry Products Ltd is pleased to announce that the business has been reaccredited with the ISO HSQE standards.

Steven Laight, HSQE Manager commented: “I am very pleased to convey we have had no non-conformances in the audit and that we have continued to maintain our accreditations. This was due to all the hard work of the site teams and their management over the past year, maintaining our compliance and continual improvement. Well done to all on a great achievement! Thank you to all for your enthusiastic involvement and input, much appreciated.”


Photo – Binnegar Quarry in March 2022

Donation of Shingle to Awbridge Church

Raymond Brown Quarry Products Ltd were delighted to donate Awbridge Church with two tonnes of 20mm shingle from  Roke Manor Quarry in Romsey last week.  Many thanks to WH Berry & Sons for transporting it to them free of charge.
The church were delighted with the area which will be used multiple times a week by the local community.

Raymond Brown Quarry Products receives 13th consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards (President’s Award)

Raymond Brown Quarry Products have received their President’s RoSPA Award (13th consecutive Gold Awards) for working hard to ensure staff, subcontractors and suppliers get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants strive to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Steve Laight, HSQE Manager commented: “I am pleased to advise that Raymond Brown Quarry Products have been awarded their 13th consecutive gold award for Health & Safety performance in 2021. Well done to all our staff for their hard work in achieving this.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. By receiving this recognition Raymond Brown Quarry Products join like-minded businesses and organisations worldwide, who represent the very best in their approach to Health and Safety. I would like to add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award – congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive up Health and Safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.”

Roke Manor Quarry Mega Cell

The site team have completed the “Roke Mega Cell” in phase 5, the largest cell construction to date at Roke Manor Quarry at approximately 200km³, creating a void capacity of around 360,000 tonnes.