North East Lincolnshire Council is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2016

health and safety at work

North East Lincolnshire Council has been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.

In addition to achieving the Gold Medal Award (6 consecutive Golds) the Council entered the competitive Industry Sector Award, where it has been successful in gaining a Merit – Gold Level across the public sector.

Mark Smith, the council’s Occupational Health and Safety Manager, said:

This is a significant achievement which further evidences our on-going commitment to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our employees (and others affected), legislative compliance and continuous improvement with regards to Occupational Health and Safety management across the organisation. Going forward we will continue to build on this success to further ensure the health, safety and welfare of our employees, pupils and service users.

The awards will be presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on the 14 July 2016, as the event marked its diamond anniversary.

The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.

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.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said:

To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.

This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2016 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 11th consecutive year.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards.

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