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07/04/2014

McGee is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2014

McGee is among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

The Gold 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 17th June.

As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission is to save lives and reduce injuries. 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 McGee, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

John Hennessy, Director – Head of Health, Safety and Environmental Services said: “I am once again very proud that McGee has been recommended, for the second year in a row, to receive the RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety.  On behalf of the Board, I would like to say a special thank you to everybody across the divisions who have contributed to our success – in particular Des Holmes and Hira Ranchhod for assisting in the preparation of our award winning submission.”

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.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the Management of Occupational Road Risk (MORR).

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 14th and 15th May, alongside a new event – the RoSPA Health and Safety Learning Hub; London on 17th June, alongside the Safety and Health Expo 2014; and Glasgow on 17th September, 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.

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