Walsall College’s excellent approach to health and safety has been recognised in an awards scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the sixth consecutive year.
The RoSPA Awards commend businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.
Through 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. The awards are now in its 62nd year.
David Purchase, Health and Safety and Environment Manager at the college said: “I am delighted that we have again maintained our outstanding standards and received another Gold this year. This RoSPA Gold standard achievement demonstrates the continued commitment to improving health and safety for students and staff to the highest possible standards.
“We will continue to work hard with the college community, in particular our Health and Safety Representatives, to continue maintaining this high standard for the future.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.