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A Staffordshire housing association has received recognition for continuous improvement of health and safety.

Stafford and Rural Homes will be presented with the Gold award in July at an awards event to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Stafford and Rural Homes has received the Gold award for four consecutive years, with the latest being awarded on the tenth anniversary of the association.

The Gold award is presented by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. According to the assistant director, Jo Hough, the award is given to those who already had a gold award and had continued to deliver improvements to health and safety. Hough added that the organisation is never complacent about health and safety, despite being frequent winners of the award.

RoSPA is currently celebrating 60 years of presenting organisations and businesses with accolades for improved prevention of ill health and accidents. The judges consider the management of health and safety systems, including the involvement of the workforce and leadership. The chief executive of Stafford and Rural Homes, Karen Armitage, said:

“Consideration for the health and well-being of our staff and customers is at the heart of everything we do, and this approach is embraced by everyone in the organisation.”

Armitage added that the team at SARH was responsible for all the hard work and commitment which had been demonstrated when making the association a safe and healthy work environment. All employers are required to provide a safe working environment for workers, which often includes the use of safety workwear.

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