OnSite Central Ltd is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.
The company, based in Worcester achieved the Silver award and the Fleet Safety Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.
Through the RoSPA Awards 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. The awards are now in its 61st year.
Dr Steve Ovington, Head of Business Development, said: “Historically, OnSite has not pursued awards but our respective H&S and Transport teams have been particularly active of late targeting areas within the business which could see real change and improvement. The successful implementation of several initiatives which have been well received by employees has seen marked improvement in health and safety performance and management of occupational road risk during the period of January 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016. We are very pleased to have gained recognition from RoSPA for these efforts and will continue to strive for further improvements as part of our ‘safety matters’ campaign.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.
“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.
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. For the first time in 2017, the Patron’s Award has been presented to those organisations that have achieved consecutive gold awards for 25 years or more.
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 sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2017 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 12th consecutive year.