Award-winning organisations are being invited to help make workplaces safer by sharing their expertise and experience through a new forum.
The Awards Excellence Forum is being set up by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The society is asking those that have been successful in its latest annual health and safety awards to join the new drive to raise awareness of workplace safety issues and improve standards.
It is hoped the forum will help RoSPA shape and formulate future strategies and occupational health and safety policies, while helping to make workplaces around the world safer.
‘Sharing expertise is key’
RoSPA’s occupational health and safety policy adviser, Karen McDonnell, says sharing successful practices has been a key feature of its health and safety awards scheme for decades.
An example, she adds, is dozens of recent award winners contributing to the society’s consultation on the health and safety needs of people working in apprenticeships.
The forum will form part of RoSPA’s contribution towards the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) new Helping Great Britain Work Well strategy.