Street light specialist Electrical Testing received the coveted Safety at Work Award at the annual conference of the Highway Electrical Academy (HEA).
The thriving Acle-based Norfolk company beat off competition from national contractors for the award which was presented to managing director Simon Hobbs and sales manager James Hill at Celtic Manor in South Wales.
"Safety is fundamental to everything we do in this business so to us this is the most prestigious award of all," said Mr Hobbs.
"The subject gets our constant attention. One key to our success was a new Switch to Safety initiative and Code of Conduct which we put together with the design help of the Great Yarmouth agency TMS Media."
"The target was a more simplistic approach to strip some of the complex and exhaustive regulations down to the bare bones so they are easily understood and followed. And we also needed to look as issues where safety could impact on health, for example, the extensive protective clothing our electricians have to wear and how it might affect them if they were working in temperatures of, say, 30C all day."
He was delighted that their efforts had been recognised by HEA, a new organisation formed by the amalgamation of the Association of Signals, Lighting and other highway Electrical Contractors (ASLEC) and the Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (HEMSA).
The award is the latest feather in the cap of Electrical Testing which in the autumn won a £100,000 contract in the London Borough of Southwark to live link around 200 replacement street light columns to the National Grid.
The company has also just started a contract in Essex carrying out underground cable route tracing on over 10,000 street lighting units.