Coast & Country has completed a hat-trick of prestigious occupational health and safety awards.
The housing provider, based in Redcar, achieved the Goldaward in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.
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.
Coast & Country will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, on July 14, as the event marked its diamond anniversary.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners.
“It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.”
Chief executive Iain Sim added: “This is the third year in a row that we have won a Gold award.
“It is very pleasing to once again have our commitment to health and safety verified by a trusted, independent organisation. It is testament to everyone at Coast & Country who works hard to ensure that it is a safe environment for all our employees.”
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.
Headline sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2016 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 11th consecutive year.
• Pictured (above, left-to-right): Paul Smith, health and safety manager, Paul Teece, senior health and safety advisor and Gavin Prothero, senior health and safety advisor.