Macro wins RoSPA Health & Safety Gold Award

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is based in the UK

Bill Heath, chairman, Macro.
Bill Heath, chairman, Macro.

International facilities management company Macro has won a Gold Award in the "Occupational Health and Safety" category at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards 2014.

The award recognises Macro’s overall health and safety performance across its international portfolio.

RoSPA is an organisation which recognises a “commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work”. Entries to the awards, which date back 58 years, are open internationally. Judges consider each entrant’s overall occupational health and safety management systems, including leadership practices and workforce involvement.

Commenting on the win, Nick Alford, head of corporate health and safety, Macro, said: “This award confirms that our systems and processes are robust internationally. We are very honoured to receive this prestigious Gold award, and to be recognised for our standards of health and safety management. A big thank you goes to the whole team as this is a direct result of their extremely impressive efforts - this award is for them.”

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Macro, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

Nominees for the ‘Occupational Health and Safety Award’ are assessed based on a range of core competencies. These include the organisation’s strategic vision for health, including specific targets, as well as any activities which distinguish an organisation's approach to health and work in any innovation.

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremonies are being held in three locations: Birmingham, UK on 14 and 15  May, alongside a new event, the RoSPA Health and Safety Learning Hub; London, UK on 17 June, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2014; and Glasgow, UK on 17 September, the day after the RoSPA Scotland Occupational Health and Safety Congress.


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