SQS is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. We have achieved the Gold Award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

SQS’s Matt Carter was presented with the award during a ceremony at the ExCeL, London on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in its 61st year.

Matt Carter, SHEQ Manager at SQS, said:

“After winning a Silver award in 2015 we were determined to go one better in 2017 and try to gain the prestigious Gold award. It is a testament to the extremely high level of attention that safety receives at SQS.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said:

“The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and 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 are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards