Brent Housing Partnership's (BHP) dedicated approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health has been recognised by the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012.
BHP was presented with the top level 'gold' award in a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, National Exhibition Centre, on Thursday 17 May.
Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to 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 does not just look at accident records, but also entrants' overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, awards manager at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity with a 95-year history, said: "The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate Brent Housing Partnership on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line".
Gerry Doherty, Chief Executive of BHP said: "We are very proud to have achieved a 'gold' standard at the prestigious RoSPA Awards. I believe this demonstrates our dedication and commitment to maintaining the highest health and safety standards for our staff and residents".