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Ninth year of health and safety success


Leeds Beckett University has been awarded a gold medal in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)’s Occupational Health and Safety Awards for the ninth consecutive year.

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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 by answering key performance questions.

Natalie Saunders, Leeds Beckett University Director of HR said: “Keeping colleagues and students safe and well really matters at our University. It underpins our ability to continue to build a community of great people, which is one of our strategic priorities. That’s why we are so proud that our commitment to and development of this area continues to attract the highest level of recognition from RoSPA.”

The answers are supported with a concise portfolio of relevant documentation, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Leeds Beckett will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on July 4.

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.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

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



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