Progress Housing Group (PHG) who is based in Leyland, Lancashire has achieved the ‘Gold’ standard award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The awards scheme, now in its 61st year, 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.

PHG will be presented with their award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Wednesday 12 July, 2017. The award was achieved during a special year for the family-safety charity, RoSPA as it celebrates its centenary.

“We are delighted to have our health and safety performance recognised by such a well-respected award. The award is a testament to the hard work of our staff in achieving excellent safety standards within the business.” Eric Tamanis, Executive Director of Development

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 are 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.

There are specialist awards for occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2017 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 12th consecutive year.

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