Expect wins RoSPA Gold Award for a third time!

Expect Distribution, has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff get home safely at the end of the working day.

Expect has achieved a Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at ExCeL, London on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Kevin Barnes, SHEQ/Facilities/Project Manager, said: “It’s pleasing to see that RoSPA have recognised the efforts that Expect have made to maintain our high standards within our business, which again has enabled us to achieve the prestigious Gold Award for Health and Safety. This is the third consecutive year we have entered a submission and have been rewarded the Gold Award standard.

2017 has truly been a standout year due to a significant reduction in our accident statistics. This reduction can be attributed to changes to key H&S principles such as; leadership, commitment and behaviours within our safety culture.

This fantastic achievement is due to the commitment and effort shown by our staff and management team, who together, have reduced accidents across the business ultimately, making our working environment a happier and safer place to work.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

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.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2018 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 13th consecutive year.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards