Addison Project Plc, of Thornton Cleveleys, is among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.
The Order of Distinction (15 consecutive Golds) award has been received in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
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 Addison Project Plc, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”
Marcus Addison, Managing Director
I am absolutely delighted that we have been awarded the Order of Distinction by RoSPA for 15 consecutive gold awards. This is a true testament to our approach on all Health and Safety related issues over a sustained period of time and the result of a no blame culture within our organisation that promotes the reporting of any issues, no matter how minor, with a view to learning and mitigating in future.
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).
The sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2014 are: headline sponsor – NEBOSH; The RoSPA International Sector Award – airsweb; The MORR Trophy – Allianz; The International Dilmun Environmental Award – GPIC; The Best New Entry Trophy – Safety and Health Expo; The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy – Springfields Fuels; and, The MORR Technology Trophy – Tesco Dotcom.
This year, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremonies are being held 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. Winning organisations unable to attend the ceremonies can opt to receive their awards by post.
See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.