Sandwell College has won the Order of Distinction for its glowing record in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015.

The award, which celebrates the 15 consecutive Golds already received by the college, will be presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the NEC, on July 14.

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 Sandwell College, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”

Martin Smith, Sandwell College’s Occupational Health, Safety and Security Manager, said: “I am delighted to receive this year’s RoSPA Order of Distinction on behalf of Sandwell College, celebrating 15 continuous years of health and safety excellence. This award recognises all of the staff’s contribution towards creating a safe and healthy working environment for all.”

 

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