Dating back to 1956, 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 the UK and overseas.
The scheme does not simply look at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, 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.”
The 2012 RoSPA Gold Medal Award was presented to May Gurney whose SHEA director, Gerry Duffy, said: “This award is independent confirmation of the high standards we achieve, and importance we place on safety. To win a RoSPA Gold medal once is challenging – to win gold eight years in succession is nothing short of remarkable – a tribute to the efforts of everyone at May Gurney and Team Van Oord to place safety at the top of the agenda.”
Jeanette Wright, QSHE co-ordinator for Team Van Oord, said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, and the communities in which we work, is our utmost priority. Nothing is more important to us than ensuring that everyone goes home safe and well at the end of each working day.”
For more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards visit: www.rospa.com/awards.
22 October 2012