A leading safety charity is calling for submissions for its prestigious annual awards as it celebrates 100 years since its formation.
Every year, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) highlights and celebrates the importance of health and safety in the workplace and elsewhere.
More than 2,000 organisations submitted an entry and more than 1,200 awards were handed out at three ceremonies in London, Birmingham and Glasgow last year.
Workplace ‘guardian angels’ will be honoured
The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards recognise commitment to accident prevention in the workplace.
Competitive awards go to the best entries in 23 sectors, including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.
People who promote safety in their workplace or their community are also recognised through the Guardian Angel Awards, which run alongside the health and safety awards.
And a new award to celebrate the RoSPA’s centenary year is up for grabs.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “For the second year in a row RoSPA will be marking a huge milestone in its history, and we are pleased to be introducing this new level of award, the Patron’s Award.
“Only those organisations that have shown exceptional levels of commitment to occupational health and safety over a quarter of a century will be eligible, making it one of the top international health and safety accolades.
“The awards allow businesses and organisations to showcase their commitment to their staff, customers and clients, and are always a highlight in the corporate calendar.”
Thousands of winners and their guests will attend RoSPA’s daytime ceremonies and evening gala dinners to receive their accolades.
How to enter
The awards are open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas.
Organisations can download a free e-book which will talk them through the application process by helping them choose the right award to apply for and give tips on how to achieve an accolade.
Firms are encouraged to register by October 31 to save up to £65 off the entry fee.