Paul Challenger, the Trust’s Health and Safety Officer  with gold awardBradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for the eighth year running for its occupational health and safety by the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accident (RoSPA). For the second year running, the Trust achieved the Gold award at the internationally recognised scheme.

The RoSPA Awards Scheme dates back 60 years and is the largest and longest running programme of its kind in the UK.  RoSPA’s recognises the commitment to accident and ill health prevention in businesses and organisations of all types and sizes. The scheme also looks at accident records and health and safety management systems.

Paul Challenger, the Trust’s Health and Safety Officer said “It is a great thrill to win our second consecutive Gold Achievement Award as we continue to demonstrate improvements in excellence.

“As an award winning Trust that delivers mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the ‘whole person’, caring for their physical and mental health needs, health and safety are paramount. Thanks must go to all the Trust’s staff who diligently include health and safety as part of their daily lives and for their continued hard work and support in both maintaining and improving our high standards of compliance.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.”

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”