Gerald Eve’s property and facilities management team has a received a Silver Health and Safety Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), in recognition of its work to ensure its staff, clients and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.
The Silver Award is due recognition for the efforts Gerald Eve’s property and facilities management team have undertaken to ensure all members of staff, clients and contractors are able to work safely in the schemes under its management.
Chandra Hughes, director of facilities management at Gerald Eve, said: “To receive the Silver Award in the first year we entered is a huge credit to the team’s efforts over the past year, and a measure of how seriously we take the health and safety of our staff, clients and contractors. This accolade is a great recognition of the work, and with more initiatives set to be rolled out over the coming 12 months, we hope to do even better in next year’s awards.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”