Midland Heart win at the RoSPA Awards 2014
Midland Heart, one of the largest housing and care organisations in the midlands was among the winners at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.
The Commended in the Healthcare Services Sector award waspresented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, 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 Midland Heart, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations."
Pete Jones, Head of Facilities and Health and Safety for Midland Heart said: " We are delighted to receive the award and to have our commitment to continuous improvement to ensure that our workplaces and communities are safe for staff, customers and visitors recognised."
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).
See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.