29 March 2019
Professional services firm WYG has achieved an Order of Distinction in the internationally renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
The prestigious award recognises the firm’s 15 consecutive Gold Award achievements, as well as its practices in helping staff, clients, and contractors get home safely at the end of each working day.
A formal ceremony will be held at ExCel, London on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 where delegates from WYG will attend to accept the award.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, celebrates advancements in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Douglas McCormick, CEO at WYG, said: “Nothing is more paramount than the wellbeing of our peers and our customers in the operations we undertake at WYG. This award is a great feat for our team, a tremendous validation of our reputation as a business that does things right. But it’s equally an encouragement to continue pushing to maintain the high standards expected of us.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.
Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors, including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.
There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best in international, new entry, workforce involvement, and organisations operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.
Earlier this year, WYG also secured the renewal of the OHSAS 18001 certificate from the DNV GL, which recognises a company’s efforts to provide a safe and healthy workplace by preventing work-related injury and ill health.
The headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2019 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 14th consecutive year.