HomeServe wins gold in prestigious safety awards scheme

Posted 3 July 2014 9:00 AM by John Greaves

HomeServe, one of the UK’s leading Home Assistance providers, was among the winners in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

HomeServe was recently presented with a Gold award in the annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

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.

HomeServe’s Health and Safety Business Partner Donna Hulme, said: “We’re delighted to have won the award because health and safety is something that we take incredibly seriously as a company not only out in the field, but also in the workplace.

“Most of the time it’s about common sense and making sure that steps are taken to limit the chance for injury. These awards not only recognise our commitment and effort to providing a safe workplace, but our on-going commitment to ensuring that we also look after our customers when it comes to health and safety.”

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, with grading achievements 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).

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 HomeServe, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

This year, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremonies took place in three locations for the first time: Birmingham on May 14 and May 15, alongside a new event - the RoSPA Health and Safety Learning Hub; London on June 17, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2014; and Glasgow on September 17, the day after the RoSPA Scotland Occupational Health and Safety Congress.

See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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