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The Health and Safety awards presented by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident's (ROSPA), will be preparing for huge celebrations in 2016, as they reach 60 years.


The long-running awards recognise organisations and businesses that have made significant contributions to health and safety, preventing ill health and minimising accidents in the workplace. Those organisations that achieve continuously high standards are generally awarded the gold medal, an order of distinction or the president's award. The other awards are merit, bronze and silver.


Awards are presented for various categories, including the fleet safety awards for the company, which reward excellence in the management of risks on the road. The fleet safety trophy is awarded to those who utilise technology when improving safety on the road, including the use of black boxes, social media and e-learning.


The organisation is accepting nominations for awards now, ready for the 2016 celebrations. The ceremonies will be held in London (June), Birmingham (July) and Glasgow (September).


The head of events and awards, Julia Small, said:


“It is a great achievement for the Health and Safety Awards to have reached the 60-year milestone and is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”


The companies nominated will have reached a high standard of safety in the workplace, which will include risk assessments, distributing PPE as required and providing specialist workwear if needed.

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