Date: 9th April 2014
London, UK, 9th April 2014 – The Gold Medal award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at ExCeL London on June 17 where Stannah will also be exhibiting at the Facilities Show.
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission is to save lives and reduce injuries in 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 Stannah Lifts Group of Companies, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.’
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.
Jon Stannah, Joint Managing Director of Stannah Lift Services and Group Board Member comments:
We are delighted to gain a sixth RoSPA gold award. My thanks and congratulations go to our outstanding health and safety teams who ensure we continue to look after the safety of our customers, the users of our lift equipment, our staff and our engineers to a ‘gold standard’. Safety is and always has been Stannah’s first priority and is the essence of our business brand and our day to day operations.’
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Since 1867, Stannah continues a family tradition; to keep people and goods moving. With more than 39,000 new installs per year and over 240,000 site visits we give our customers expert support right across our portfolio.
Passenger lifts / Platform lifts / Goods lifts / Escalators & Moving Walkways / Lift servicing – all at www.stannahlifts.co.uk
The sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2014 are: headline sponsor - NEBOSH; The RoSPA International Sector Award - airsweb; The MORR Trophy - Allianz; The International Dilmun Environmental Award - GPIC; The Best New Entry Trophy - Safety and Health Expo; The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy - Springfields Fuels; and, The MORR Technology Trophy - Tesco Dotcom.
This year, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremonies are being held in three locations for the first time: Birmingham on May 14 and May 15, alongside a new event - the RoSPA Health and Safety Learning Hub; London on June 17, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2014; and Glasgow on September 17, the day after the RoSPA Scotland Occupational Health and Safety Congress.
See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.
For more editorial information please contact:
Angela Breckenridge on 023 8043 3348 or email: angela[at]b-v.co[dot]uk