Safety First at Leeds Met
The RoSPA scheme looks not only at accident records but also entrants' health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
Professor Susan Price, Vice Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University, commented: "I am delighted that we have achieved the Gold award for a fourth year running. It reflects the hard work that colleagues across the University put in consistently to ensure that we have a safe and healthy environment in which to work and study and that we constantly maintain our excellent performance in this area."
David Rawlins, RoSPA's Awards Manager, added: "RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Leeds Metropolitan 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 Gold award will be presented at a ceremony, which coincides with the Safety and Health Expo 2013, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 16 May. The majority of RoSPA's awards are non-competitive, awarding achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels, based on a range of performance criteria. Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors.