The President’s Award signifies that Mildren Construction has achieved ten consecutive Gold Awards in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
Chris Wingham, Chairman of Mildren Construction, said: “Mildren view the RoSPA Award as a benchmark of our commitment to achieving the highest industry standards for Health & Safety. This annual event provides a well-deserved opportunity for our team to celebrate this continued success.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA Award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”
Established in 1956 by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the highly respected annual award scheme is designed to celebrate the achievements of businesses which show continuous commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.
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.
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 2019 was NEBOSH–the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health–for the 14th consecutive year.