Gates Housing Trust win Gold in 2014 RoSPA Awards
Published by Golden Gates Housing Trust for Golden Gates Housing Trust in Housing and also in Health
Warrington based social landlord Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) have been announced among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014. The Trust have received the Gold Award for the first time, having been awarded Silver for the previous two years.
The Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme, run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), will be presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on May 14, 2014.
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems such as Golden Gates Housing Trust, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”
Laura Steer, Health & Safety Manager at GGHT, said: “The Health and Safety team have been working with all departments across the organisation to encourage and embed a positive and engaging Health and Safety culture. Receiving the ROSPA Gold Award goes to demonstrate not only the hard work and dedication that the business shows to Health and Safety but also its commitment to continuous improvement in this area.”
The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.
Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).
The sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2014 are: headline sponsor - NEBOSH; The RoSPA International Sector Award - airsweb; The MORR Trophy - Allianz; The International Dilmun Environmental Award - GPIC; The Best New Entry Trophy - Safety and Health Expo; The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy - Springfields Fuels; and, The MORR Technology Trophy - Tesco Dotcom.
This year, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremonies are being held in three locations for the first time: Birmingham on May 14 and May 15, alongside a new event - the RoSPA Health and Safety Learning Hub; London on June 17, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2014; and Glasgow on September 17, the day after the RoSPA Scotland Occupational Health and Safety Congress.
See www.rospa.com/awards for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.