Walsall College is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.
The college has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its students, staff and campus visitors get home safely to their families at the end of each day.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.
David Purchase, Health and Safety and Environment Manager at the college said: “Receiving a ninth consecutive award is a remarkable achievement. This year in particular, the award is testament to the ways in which our college is covid-compliant; enabling everyone to follow measures to help make them feel safe and comfortable in and around our buildings.
“We constantly review our health and safety measures so that they continue meeting the needs of all students, staff and visitors as well as maintain our high standards and those of RoSPA.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.
“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day.
“Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year.
“I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”