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Going for gold: Chalcroft achieves RoSPA Gold Medal

EHS Gold Medal Award 2017

For the seventh year running, Chalcroft, a leading specialist construction contractor, has been awarded the Gold Medal accolade at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017, an annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Chalcroft will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Wednesday, 12 July 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.

QEHS Director Todd Hallam explained: “The awards celebrate those who demonstrate a clear commitment to the prevention of accidents and ill-health in the workplace, so we’re delighted to once again be recognised. The health, safety and wellbeing of our team is our top priority and we regularly review our internal policies and procedures to ensure they surpass industry standards – putting safety first and ensuring the welfare of our clients, our supply chain, members of the public and anyone affected by our works.”

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. For the first time in 2017, the Patron’s Award has been presented to those organisations that have achieved consecutive gold awards for 25 years or more.

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