Highland Council is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2014
The Highland Council is among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.
The Council’s silver award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow on September 17.
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission is 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 The Highland Council, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”
Chair of The Highland Council’s Resources Committee, Councillor Maxine Smith said: “This award recognises our commitment to a safer workplace and highlights the work being done to drive up our standards. I would like to thank the Council’s Health and Safety team for the great work they do in making sure employees have the necessary training and skills to carry out their jobs safely.”
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.