Top RoSPA award for Midland Heart
Midland Heart, one of the region’s leading housing associations, has won a top RoSPA award for its commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work.
Midland Heart was presented with the Healthcare Services Industry Sector Award at a recent ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), it’s one of around 20 prestigious annual awards for which the industry competes.
Unlike the majority of RoSPA’s awards which are non-competitive, the industry sector awards seek to recognise organisations that have demonstrated the best health and safety management performance within a specific sector.
Judged across 10 key performance areas, each entrant must demonstrate a consistently high and continually improving performance which sets them apart as the ‘best in sector’.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, says: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Midland Heart, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”
This is the fifth year Midland Heart has entered the scheme gaining gold in the non-competitive programme as well as winning the Healthcare Services Industry Sector Award and the RoSPA QSA Platinum Award in 2013.
“This is the second time in three years we have been presented with an industry sector award which demonstrates our commitment to protect the health and safety of our employees, customers and visitors,” says Pete Jones, head of facilities management and health and safety at Midland Heart.
“Ensuring consistently high levels of health and safety is embedded in our culture and everyone plays a part. The RoSPA award is testament to the systems we have in place, how they are adhered to and how they continually evolve to meet new risks within the business. We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as a sector winner as it sets a benchmark for other organisations to aspire to.”
Managing over 33,000 homes and supporting 70,000 customers, Midland Heart first received a RoSPA gold award in 2011.