Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is celebrating after four of its sectors were recognised with gold awards at the annual RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Health and Safety Awards 2019.
Each sector was awarded for its approach to the management of occupational health and safety in the prestigious annual scheme run by the accident prevention charity, RoSPA. The official awards ceremony is to be held at Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Thursday, June 6, 2019.
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.
The gold awards have been achieved for a staggering 10th consecutive year for Compass’ ESS, defence business and Chartwells, its education business. The healthcare division received a Gold Award for the 9th successive year, Instore division for the 8th and Levy UK scored gold for a 4th year in a row.
The scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, considers entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The award scheme is now in its 63rd year.
Mark Armstrong, HSE & Technical Services Director at Compass Group UK & Ireland said: “It is such a huge achievement for our four sectors who entered the awards to have come away with gold. I am particularly proud of ESS and Chartwells being awarded the President’s Award for 10 consecutive gold awards, which demonstrates a sustained commitment to safety. Health and safety is our number one priority and these awards recognise the great work of our HSE teams to ensure we have robust practices and procedures in place to keep our employees, customers and clients safe.”
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."