An Awards Excellence Forum is being launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to raise awareness and standards in workplaces across the globe.
To coincide with the new Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) strategy, titled Helping Great Britain work well, and in response to a consultation exercise undertaken by RoSPA’s National Occupational Safety and Health Committee, the Awards Excellence Forum is being set up to formalise the network of higher performing organisations.
It will act as a research and reference facility for generating opinions on key health and safety topics and messages as well as current health and safety news and changes.
Members of the forum will also help RoSPA with occupational health and safety policy formulation and shaping future strategy.
Karen McDonnell, RoSPA’s occupational health and safety policy adviser, said: “Sharing success has been central to RoSPA’s Health and Safety Awards for the last 60 years.
“Working with and through higher performing organisations is a familiar position for RoSPA. This forum will represent a considerable hub of commitment, expertise and experience which can be channelled to help raise awareness and standards in workplaces throughout the RoSPA Awards community and its associated supply chain.
“Our award winners have demonstrated an appetite to get more involved. An example of this is our recent consultation on the health and safety needs of apprentices which sought the opinion of 60 top RoSPA Award winners.”
The RoSPA Awards Excellence Forum will be one of RoSPA’s contributions towards achieving the aims of the new HSE strategy.
All organisations successful in this year’s RoSPA Health and Safety Awards will be eligible to participate.