Visitors to Nottingham City Council’s leisure centres can be assured that health and safety standards are officially some of the very best in the country.

The Sport and Leisure team which manages the City Council’s leisure centres, has once again been recognised in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Award, achieving Gold in the leisure sector, further cementing their Overall Winner award in 2020.

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

As part of the judging process, each organisation’s commitment to continually raising health and safety standards is closely scrutinised by the panel and last year only 9 organisations within the leisure sector were awarded a Gold.

Djanogly Leisure Centre, Forest Fields is one of the city’s leisure centres

Councillor Eunice Campbell-Clark, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Schools, said: “Year on year, the commitment to health and safety from our Sport and Leisure team has been recognised, including being crowned Overall Winner of the RoSPA Leisure Safety Trophy in 2020, so I’m delighted that the team has, once again achieved another Gold (RoSPA) leisure safety award this year. 

Nottingham and the Sport and Leisure Service have an ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards and teams and colleagues work hard to ensure customers, visitors and our staff’s health and safety is a key priority, across our leisure centres, especially during these challenging times.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.

“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace.

Everyone, wherever they may be should be able to work and/or play safely in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world.

Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”

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