North Lincolnshire Council has once again won the coveted Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Award - for twelve years running.
Because this is such a major achievement, North Lincolnshire Council Health and Safety Officers will receive a special award from the President of the Society - Lord Jordan of Bournville - for having achieved the Gold Medal standard for the last twelve years. This will take place at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel, National Exhibition Centre on Thursday 17 May 2012.
The team will bring home the award and passed to the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Keith Vickers for safe-keeping and display at the civic Centre in Scunthorpe.
The RoSPA first launched its Occupational Health and Safety Awards programme 55 years ago. This year, NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) - leading occupational health and safety professional examining body in the UK - sponsored the scheme.
David Rawlins, RoSPA 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 Lincolnshire Council 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."
John Rennison, Head of Health, Safety and Welfare at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
"This is the twelfth year in a row that the council has achieved the gold medal standard. The President's citation serves to highlight the council's continuing success in maintaining health and safety standards and low accident levels across the authority. It should also be seen as recognition of the contribution made by the whole workforce towards maintaining the highest standards."
For more details, contact John Rennison on 01724 297605.