Northgate VehicleHire of Darlington has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012, for the fourth consecutive year.
Online PR News – 04-June-2012 – Darlington – Northgate VehicleHire of Darlington has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012, for the fourth consecutive year.
The Gold award was presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Thursday, May 17, 2012.
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 NorthgateVehicle Hire 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.”
Colin Gilstin, Group Health, Safety and Environment Manager at Northgate Vehicle Hire, commented:
“It’s an absolute honour to have our attitude towards health and safety recognised at the RoSPA awards, for the fourth year in a row. For this to come so soon after our ISO 14001 accreditation, it now firmly cements our commitment to health, safety and the environment to both colleagues and customers alike.”
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 2012 is NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health). Sponsors of specialist trophies are: The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy - Westinghouse Springfields Fuels Ltd; The International Dilmun Environmental Award - Gulf Petrochemicals Industry Company of Bahrain; The Managing Occupational Road Risk Trophy - Allianz Insurance plc; The SME Assistance Trophy - BHSF; and, The Astor Trophy (occupational health) - airsweb.
Three days of award ceremonies and three gala evening dinners were held in Birmingham from May 15-17, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2012, 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.