21 July 2010
International consultancy, WYG is celebrating winning one of the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2010.
The Gold Medal (six consecutive golds) award was presented at a special ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre. The ceremony took place alongside the Safety & Health Expo 2010, Europe's leading annual health and safety exhibition.
The RoSPA Awards scheme is not only about reducing the number of accidents and cases of ill-health at work; it also encourages organisations to develop robust health and safety management systems.
David Rawlins, RoSPA's awards manager, said: "WYG has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Organisations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognised and that's where the RoSPA Awards come in.
"As well as there being clear ethical reasons and legal requirements for good health and safety management, there is also a strong business case. RoSPA is delighted to publicly honour organisations which have demonstrated their work to improve performance in this sphere."
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement which is graded at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, President's Awards and Orders of Distinction.
Competitive awards go to the best entries in 23 individual industry sectors and there are special awards for workforce involvement, training, occupational health, environmental management and the management of occupational road risk.
Photograph: David Rawlins (left), RoSPA's awards manager presents The Gold Medal certificate to WYG’s Jim Rush.