RoSPA Awards 2013 celebrate health and safety achievements

RoSPA Awards 2013 celebrate health and safety achievements

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will host three days and evenings of awards ceremonies alongside Safety and Health Expo this week.

Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK and one of the most prestigious in the world in any discipline.

More than 1,500 awards will be presented face-to-face this year, and 4,000 winners and their guests will be entertained at RoSPA’s daytime ceremonies and evening banquets, running from Tuesday, May 14 - Thursday, May 16. The ceremonies will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, just a short walk from the Safety and Health Expo show halls.

The RoSPA Awards programme 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. It not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

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. Our winners have shown that they are committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we look forward to celebrating with them this week.”

The majority of awards that RoSPA presents are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction. 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).

The headline sponsor for the RoSPA Awards 2013 is NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health). Sponsors of the specialist trophies are: The RoSPA International Sector Award - airsweb; The MORR Trophy - Allianz; The Occupational Health Award (Astor Trophy) - BHSF; 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. 

Comedian Patrick Kielty will provide the evening entertainment at this year’s RoSPA Awards banquets in Birmingham. An awards ceremony and banquet will also take place in Glasgow on September 19.

See for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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