Coleg Cambria has been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) “President’s Gold Standard 2017” for outstanding Health and Safety Management.

The “Gold” standard is the highest award possible within the prestigious RoSPA Health and Safety annual award scheme. The “President’s Gold Standard” is awarded to organisation who have achieved a “Gold” standard for ten consecutive years and not only maintained that standard but clearly demonstrated year on year improvements. Coleg Cambria have in fact achieved the standard required and demonstrated improvements for twelve consecutive years.

The RoSPA Health Safety Award scheme is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. A panel of leading Health and Safety professionals assess the entrants’ occupational health and safety management system, including aspects such as leadership and workforce involvement and where considered appropriate award Bronze, Silver or Gold standards.

Coleg Cambria’s Head of Estates & Facilities, Rick Bedson said, “The health & safety of students and staff is always of paramount importance to the college and we are delighted that this prestigious award recognises the commitment made by the college in maintaining and wherever possible, improving health and safety standards.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Awards, 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”.

Coleg Cambria will be presented their award in September at the RoSPA annual awards ceremony in the Glasgow Hilton.

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