HomeServe recognised for its commitment to Employee Health & Safety
Posted 10 September 2015 9:30 AM by John Greaves
Leading home assistance provider, HomeServe Membership, was honoured with a Gold Medal award for its approach to occupational safety and health in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
It is the seventh consecutive year that Walsall-based HomeServe has been recognised for its commitment to accident and ill health prevention but the first time for the business to receive the coveted Gold Medal award, which organisations are presented with only after achieving the Gold Award for at least five years.
Paul Nourse, Chief Risk Officer, HomeServe Membership, said; “We are honoured to be presented with a Gold Medal award from RoSPA. It is a real testament to the high health and safety standards we have at HomeServe and our commitment to always improve, that we have received this award.
“It is even more of an honour as the Gold Medal award is reserved only for businesses who have demonstrated those standards for five years, showing the well-being of our teams is a real key focus for us.”
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. HomeServe Membership has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of a Gold Medal Award – a rare award we only present after five consecutive Gold Awards.”
Dating back 59 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and competitive awards 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.