Engineering at Leeds is a winner at RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017

The Faculty of Engineering has been commended at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 2017 awards ceremony, for its outstanding performance in health and safety.

Demonstrating its excellence, the Faculty achieved the Commended in the Education & Training Services Sector award in the prestigious annual scheme run by RoSPA.  The awards mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. The Faculty of Engineering's award ranked above gold level, an impressive achievement.

Engineering at Leeds was commended for its outstanding practices, which include overarching occupational health and safety management systems, as well as leadership and workforce involvement. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. For the first time in 2017, the Patron’s Award has been presented to those organisations that have achieved consecutive gold awards for 25 years or more.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.

About the RoSPA Awards

This is now the 61st year of the annual ceremony. For the 12th consecutive year, NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is the headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2017.

Further information

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit their website.