18 July 2018
Bright Horizons Family Solutions has been announced as a recipient of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Medal Award for the seventh consecutive year.
The award recognises the organisation’s practices and achievements in helping its staff, customers and clients get home safely at the end of the working day and was presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Thursday 5th July. Bright Horizons’ Head of Health and Safety Mark Walker was joined by children and staff from Bright Horizons Solihull Day Nursery and Preschool to collect the award.
The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Lydia Hopper, General Manager Bright Horizons UK, said, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award for the seventh consecutive year. ‘Keeping Everyone Safe’ is our number one priority throughout the business and this award highlights once more our continued commitment to safety and safe practice each and every day.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award 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 health at work, 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 sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2018 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 13th consecutive year.
For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards