Health and Safety Management at Deeside College has been assessed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and considered worthy of a “Gold” standard, the highest standard the Society’s award panel can make.
Having achieved this standard for five consecutive years, the College has now been awarded the prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal Award for Occupational Health & Safety Management.
The Gold Medal award will be presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at the National Exhibition Centre, on Thursday 13 th May. The ceremony will take place alongside the Safety & Health Expo 2010.
David Rawlins, RoSPA Awards Manager, said "Deeside College 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 & 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”.
Deeside College Health Safety & Sustainability Officer, Niki Shuttleworth who will be receiving the award on behalf of the college added, “The health and safety of our students and employees is of paramount importance. This award reflects the commitment of both students and staff in maintaining and, wherever possible, improving health and safety standards throughout the College. We are delighted that the effort everybody puts in to ensure that Deeside College provides a safe place to learn and work has been recognised by this prestigious award”.
The RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards 2010 are sponsored by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health), the leading health & safety professional examining body.