Walsall College has fought off stiff international competition to scoop an 11th consecutive prestigious RoSPA Award, demonstrating their commitment to health and safety excellence.
The college has received a RoSPA President’s Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its students, staff and visitors get home safely to their families at the end of every college day.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
While most awards are non-competitive – recognising individual organisations’ achievements – competitive awards are presented in 20 industry sectors and for specialist areas of health and safety management.
David Purchase, Health and Safety and Environment Manager at the college said: “This President’s Award represents over a decade’s worth of unwavering commitment towards the highest possible safety standards across our college campuses and within our working practices.
“Our thanks go to everyone who has supported our efforts since 2012; particularly these last few years when we worked tirelessly to ensure campuses remained safe and Covid compliant.
“We will continue to utilise these achievements and uphold our standards long into the future.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.
“We are thrilled that Walsall College has won its 11th RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”
Sponsored by Croner-i, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.