THE Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is calling for safety conscious companies and organizations to enter its 2001 Occupational Safety and Health Awards Scheme. The call echoes the challenge laid down this year by the Government and the HSC in their 'Revitalizing Health and Safety' initiative, which challenges employers to move beyond legal compliance towards best practice and high standards of achievement in occupational health and safety.
For the third year running, the scheme will be sponsored by RMC Group plc, and RoSPA says it will be seeking to increase entry levels in the quarrying, building materials and general construction industries. Last year's scheme attracted almost 900 entries from all over the world.
Awards presentations to the 2001 winners will be made on the 21 and 22 May at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole alongside the Safety & Health at Work 2001 exhibition at the NEC, and in early September in Glasgow alongside RoSPA Scotland Congress 2001.