The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is now accepting entries for its 2019 Health and Safety Awards.
A host of brand new honours and categories have been created this time round, so for the first time, organisations will be able to demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding their employees’ wellbeing inside and outside of the workplace with the new ‘Safe@Work Safe@Home’ Award.
Other new awards aim to single out the outstanding contributions of individual health and safety practitioners, teams and projects.
However, in the realm of fleet management, the most coveted awards will be the ‘Fleet Safety Trophy’ and ‘RoSPA Fleet Safety Technology Trophy’, claimed by natural gas supplier SGN and City Building Engineering Services (CBES) respectively last time.
Additionally, more than 50 companies were recognised in the three-tier RoSPA Fleet Safety Awards.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards, said the new honours reflect the ever-evolving nature of occupational health and safety.
“There’s some excellent work being done to protect not only staff but also their families, as well as customers, clients, and in the case of the leisure industry, guests and visitors,” she commented.
“Honouring this work also allows RoSPA to spread safety messages and good practice, developed in some of the best workplaces in the world, to the environments that need it more – people’s own homes, where more serious accidents happen than anywhere else. We hope to encourage organisations across the world to develop the whole-person, whole-life ethos and help to protect people’s wellbeing wherever they are.”
Companies interested in registering for the RoSPA Awards 2019 can take advantage of an early-bird discount if they sign up before the end of October.
Presentation ceremonies will take place in 2019 on June 6th in Birmingham, June 18th in London, and September 12th in Glasgow.
Visit www.rospa.com/awards for more information on how to register, the entry process, and the new awards.
Jez Strong, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “Due to the safety benefits created by telematics, it’s highly likely that a number of this year’s finalists include telematics-based systems as a major element of their everyday fleet operations.”
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