NHH wins health and safety award

ROSPA Gold award 2016Notting Hill Housing has achieved Gold in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

This is the 60th year of the scheme, run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.

Through the 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.

Beverley Williams, Head of Health and Safety for Notting Hill Housing, said: “This is a massive achievement and we are very proud to receive the award, especially as this was our first attempt.

“We are committed to providing a safe and happy work environment for our staff and those who visit us, as well as safe homes for our residents. I want to say a huge congratulations to everyone who played their part in earning this award.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”

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.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards.