The Stannah Lifts Group of Companies, based in Andover, Hampshire and at eleven locations across the UK, has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013 for the 5th consecutive year.
The Gold award was presented to Debbie Lee who accepted it on behalf of the Stannah team at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013.
Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety 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 does not just look at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, awards manager at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity with a 95-year history, said: “The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate Stannah Lifts Group of Companies on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line.”
Jon Stannah, Managing Director, said:
“Health and safety is a constant priority in our business. The well-being and safety of our staff, our customers and our lift users is paramount to our organisation. We are delighted to have been recognised for a fifth consecutive year in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013 and congratulate our dedicated health and safety team on their excellent work. I am delighted that Debbie Lee and Glen Peters will be receiving the award on behalf of their whole team.”
The majority of RoSPA’s awards 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.
Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and specialist awards recognise excellence in specific areas, such as the management of occupational road risk.
The headline sponsor for the RoSPA Awards 2013 is NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health).
Three days of award ceremonies and three gala evening dinners were held in Birmingham from May 14-16, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2013, which is Europe’s leading annual health and safety exhibition. An award ceremony and gala dinner will also take place in Glasgow on September 20. See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.