RoSPA gold award for Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council


Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has won a gold award in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011.

The gold award was presented recently by Michael Hampson, RoSPA Trustee at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity, launched its awards programme 55 years ago. The scheme looks not only at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s Awards Manager, says: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.”

Cllr Mark Worrall, Leader of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, says:
“There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our residents, service users and staff and I’m delighted RoSPA has recognised our continuing efforts to maintain the highest possible safety standards.”

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 RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011 are sponsored by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), the leading health and safety professional examining body.

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

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