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Bright Horizons Family Solutions has been announced as a recipient of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Medal Award for the sixth consecutive year.
They award will be presented at a ceremony at the ExCeL in London on Tuesday 20 June. This year also marks a special time for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary. A celebratory centenary garden party will be held on 25 May at Buckingham Palace and Amanda Woods, health and safety officer at Bright Horizons, has been invited to attend on behalf of the organisation.
Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all 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. This is the 61st year of the awards.
James Tugendhat, managing director international at Bright Horizons, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award for the sixth consecutive year. ‘Keeping Everyone Safe’ is our number one priority throughout the business and this award highlights once more our continued commitment to safety and safe practice each and every day.”
The RoSPA Safety Awards are internationally recognised and have fast become the most sought after accolade by organisations from every sector. This key fixture in the health and safety calendar offers organisations a prime opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards and to be a part of the longest running and most highly respected occupational safety awards programme.
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 around the world, 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”. The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction 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 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. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.
Alexandra Venter, lead early years quality improvement manager at Bright Horizons, has already been confirmed as recipient of a RoSPA Guardian Angel Award. These specific awards celebrate the work of individuals that have gone ‘above and beyond’ to improve the safety of others. Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2017 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the twelfth consecutive year. For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards