Aston University success at the RoSPA Awards 2013


10 April 2013

Aston University has received an award from a prestigious safety charity in recognition of its innovative approach towards occupational safety and health.

Aston University has gained a Silver award in an awards scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The RoSPA Awards recognises the commitment towards accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

The Silver award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013 will be presented in a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Thursday May 16, 2013.

Jane Tyrrell, Associate HR Director at Aston University; “Here at Aston the welfare of staff and students is our highest priority. We believe that everyone has a part to play in making the University a safe and healthy environment in which to work and study. We are delighted to have received this award and will continue to improve our systems and to encourage participation among staff and students.”

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said; “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Aston University 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.”

The majority of awards that the RoSPA presents are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and competitive awards also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).

Three days of award ceremonies and three banquets will be held in Birmingham from May 14-16, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2013, which is Europe’s leading annual health and safety exhibition. An award ceremony and gala dinner will also take place in Glasgow on September 19.


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Notes for Editors

The headline sponsor for the RoSPA Awards 2013 is NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health).  Sponsors of specialist trophies are: The International Dilmun Environmental Award - GPIC; The MORR Trophy - Allianz; The Occupational Health Award (Astor Trophy) - BHSF; The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy - Springfields Fuels; The MORR Technology Trophy – Tesco Dotcom and The RoSPA International Sector Award – airsweb.