Derwent Facilities Management receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements
Derwent Facilities Management based in Leeds, is celebrating after landing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.
Derwent Facilities Management has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its colleagues and customers get home safely to their families at the end of every working 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.
Colleagues from Derwent Facilities Management will be presented with their award during a ceremony at Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel later in 2020.
Anthony Vasey, Head of SHEQ at Derwent fm said: “We are absolutely delighted to win a gold RoSPA award. This award demonstrates our total commitment to health and safety and recognises the robust safety management system we have in place to ensure our colleagues and customers can be safe in the knowledge that we have excellent health and safety processes to protect them.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.
“RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.
Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.
There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management, safety delivered outside of the workplace and fleet safety and excellence trophies for the best international organisation, new entry, workforce involvement, leisure organisation, and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.
Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2020 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 15th consecutive year.