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RoSPA Award for NYFRS

3rd May 2011

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating success yet again having won the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Gold Medal award for the 5th year running.

The Gold Medal award will be presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Thursday May 19th 2011.  

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity, launched its awards programme 55 years ago. The scheme looks not only at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.”

Chris Anderson, Deputy Chief Fire Officer said: “I’m delighted the Service has once again received the RoSPA Gold award, it reflects well on the  professionalism of  our staff and gives due recognition to the  dedication and hard work put in by our Health & Safety Team and staff representatives. We set ourselves high standards and it is rewarding to have this commitment recognised by RoSPA.”

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and specialist awards recognise excellence in specific areas, such as the management of occupational road risk.

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011 are sponsored by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), the leading health and safety professional examining body.

See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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