Birmingham cleaning firm puts health and safety on top
The importance of health and safety is crucial in any workplace environment as businesses begin to place increased importance on staff welfare and facility cleanliness. The RoSPA Awards scheme – which is now in its 61st year – 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.
We Clean Limited, a contract cleaning company headquartered in Birmingham have been awarded the RoSPA Gold Award.
The Birmingham based cleaning company achieved the Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident.
The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.
Duncan Thomson, we clean, Training and Health & Safety Manager said: “We are incredibly proud to pick up the RoSPA Gold Award, after winning bronze and silver, we have worked hard to consistently improve our Health and Safety and to now achieve Gold status is fantastic.
“Health and safety must be the keystone to ensuring that everyone at work and who is affected by work remains safe in their daily lives. Health and safety is not an accident.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.
“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.
Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. For the first time in 2017, the Patron’s Award has been presented to those organisations that have achieved consecutive gold awards for 25 years or more.
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 occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland.