Ian Bucknell with Paul ChallengerBradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for the ninth year running for its occupational health and safety by the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accident (RoSPA). For the third consecutive year, the Care Trust achieved the gold award at the internationally recognised scheme.

The RoSPA Awards Scheme dates back 61 years and is the largest and longest running programme of its kind in the UK.  RoSPA 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 Care Trust’s health and safety officer, said “We are delighted to win our third consecutive gold achievement award as we continue to demonstrate improvements in excellence. 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: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in occupational health and safety, and are held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year.”

The majority of awards mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.