Prestigious award for health and safety

The University’s Estates Directorate has been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for health and safety performance for 2020.

RoSPA is an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.

Ian Campbell, the University’s Executive Director of Estates, said: “It is fantastic for the University to receive this prestigious award, and richly deserved due to the outstanding work taking place across the University to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all colleagues is foremost in our operations.

“Last year was hugely challenging one for everyone and posed us new and unique challenges that we could not have foreseen. I’m proud of how we have gone above and beyond to keep our University community safe during unprecedented times.”

First published: 20 August 2021