Scottish Autism receives RoSPA Gold Award for Health and Safety Practices
Scottish Autism, based in Alloa, has received a prestigious award in recognition of its health and safety practices and achievements in ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, service users and visitors across Scotland.
Scottish Autism has achieved a Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Vince Bowles, Health and Safety Partner said: “We are delighted to have received the RoSPA award. Scottish Autism is one of only a few care providers in our sector to have achieved this award. Health and safety is of the upmost importance to our organisation and we will continue to contribute towards maintaining such high standards across our charity through the commitment of our health and safety representatives involving all staff and service users.”
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 international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.
Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2019 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 14th consecutive year.
For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards