BRUSH, Loughborough has had its approach to occupational safety and health recognised in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The Gold award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013 will be presented in a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow, on Thursday, September 19.
Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. BRUSH has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.”
Neil Bonam Health & Safety Manager, said: “We are delighted as a business to have been awarded the RoSPA Gold Award, as it is full testament of the proactive approach that has been embraced by BRUSH, to continually improve the standard of Health and Safety and wellbeing for all staff and visitors who work for or on the behalf of Brush Electrical Machines Ltd.”
The majority of awards that RoSPA presents are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.