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Coleg Gwent is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2014

Coleg Gwent is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2014

Coleg Gwent is among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

The President's (10 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) was presented during a ceremony at ExCeL London on June 17.

As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Coleg Gwent, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

Ian Rowe, Health, Safety & Environment Manager said: “To receive the Presidents Awards is a great honour for the college and recognition for the continuous improvements made in health and safety management over the last 10 years.”

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).



News article originally published 3rd July 2014
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