Leading housing developer, Lovell in East Anglia has fought off stiff international competition to scoop a prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) award, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence.
Lovell, based in Norwich, was awarded an order of distinction for 17 consecutive gold awards, demonstrating its dedication to ensuring its staff and customers arrive home safely at the end of every working day.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
While most awards are non-competitive – recognising individual organisations’ achievements – competitive awards are presented in 20 industry sectors and for specialist areas of health and safety management.
Simon Medler, managing director of Lovell in East Anglia, said: “As a responsible builder and contractor, the health and safety of all our staff, on and off site, and our customers is paramount and is an issue that is at heart of everything we do.
“To have won this special accolade for 17 consecutive gold awards, and in competition with many other businesses throughout the world, is a great honour and is testament to the hard work and commitment to safety demonstrated by all our people.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.
“We are thrilled that Lovell in East Anglia has won a RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”
Sponsored by Croner-i, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.