NIS celebrates 8 consecutive RoSPA gold awards
NIS is celebrating success in winning a Gold Medal in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014, for achieving 8 consecutive years of Gold awards.
The award was presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Adrian Woodward, Head of Assurance, accepted the award as the company's health and safety representative, and said "This award is recognition that our employees efforts to improve health and safety at NIS are being recognised. To achieve 8 consecutive Gold awards is due to the commitment to health and safety that is a part of the culture at NIS and has involved all employees in continuous improvement initiatives and constantly striving to improve health and safety at NIS".
Dating back 58 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. NIS Limited 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.”
The majority of awards that RoSPA presents 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.