Progress Housing Group receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

Progress Housing Group, based in Lancashire, is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

2020_Gold Award LogoProgress Housing Group has received a Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its employees, customers 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.

Louanne Lanahan, Health and Safety Manager at Progress Housing Group said, “We are so pleased that during these uncertain times, we can share with our employees, partners and customers some good news.

“We are proud to announce that Progress Housing Group has received notification from RoSPA that we have once again achieved Gold Award status for overall health and safety performance, policies and procedures.

“Thank you to everyone that helped with this year’s submission. This is the fourth year that we have entered the RoSPA awards and the third time we have achieved Gold award status which demonstrates the Group’s clear commitment and proven performance in managing risks and maintaining the highest health and safety standards to protect our employees, partners and contractors.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.

“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.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Staff from Progress Housing Group will be presented with their award at a 2020 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards ceremony and gala dinner later this year.

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