City Council leisure centres have best health and safety standards in the country

Djanogly Leisure Centre in Forest Fields

Customers at Nottingham City Council’s leisure centres can be assured that health and safety standards are officially the very best in the country.

The Sport and Leisure team which manages the City Council’s seven leisure centres, has once again been recognised in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Award, achieving Overall Winner in the leisure sector, improving on their Gold, awarded last year.

The award, which recognises the hard work and dedication in ensuring customers have a safe and enjoyable experience every time they visit, is part of the internationally renowned and longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK, that receives entries from organisations around the world.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “At a time when health and safety is more important than ever, I’m delighted that our Sport and Leisure team has, once again, been recognised in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards.

“The competition standard was, as always, incredibly high, in what is the known as the toughest health and safety competition in the world; and winning the coveted Leisure Safety Trophy award this year, proves the whole team’s hard work, to ensure customer and staff health and safety, is recognised on a global scale.”

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 seven million 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.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

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

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2020 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 15th consecutive year.

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

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