Council wins gold at national safety awards

Blaby Councillors receive ROSPA award

Cllr. Clements (left) and Cllr. Thorpe received the prestigious award

Blaby District Council has been awarded a gold achievement for its commitment to health and safety by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The judges were impressed with the operations in place to maintain high levels of safety and as a result, presented the local authority with the prestigious Gold Award as part of its Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

Councillor David Clements, portfolio holder for Corporate Services, Performance and Leisure, and Jon Thorpe, Corporate Health and Safety Adviser at Blaby District Council, accepted the award during a ceremony at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 14 May 2014.

Councillor Clements said:

“The health and safety of both our staff and the public we serve is extremely important and we are delighted our commitment has been recognised. This award demonstrates that we are a responsible and conscientious council that places health and safety as a top priority throughout all our services.”

The RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work.

Through the scheme judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said:

“The RoSPA Awards encourage the rising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems such as Blaby District Council, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

For more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards

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