Securitas’ approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health has been recognised in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015 – the most sought after accolade by organisations from every sector.
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 59 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 improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Securitas, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”
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.
Phil Thomas, Securitas EH&S Manager said: “This validates all the hard work undertaken, not only by the health and safety team in supporting the business, but throughout the organisation. All levels of Securitas personnel work tirelessly to communicate an increased awareness for health and safety, creating a safer working environment for both our employees and customers alike.”
The Gold Medal Award, which is the ninth for Securitas in as many years, will be presented to Phil at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 15 July 2015.