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Top honours for council’s Health and Safety Team

North East Derbyshire District Council is celebrating its second internationally recognised RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for demonstrating and achieving high health and safety standards.

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. 

The portfolio submitted by the council addressed 11 key performance questions which included the following criteria: competency, engagement with employees / trade union safety representatives, contractor compliance, risk management, communication, active and reactive performance monitoring, target setting and Health & Safety leadership.

Celebrating two successive wins underlines the progress made by the Health & Safety Team and recognises the standards of professionalism that they work to deliver.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Council Services, Cllr Mark Foster said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award again for the second consecutive year”.

“We are committed to ensuring the services we deliver comply with strict health and safety standards both for our staff and residents alike”.

“I am proud of the work the team have put in to making our workplace as safe as possible and ensuring exemplary safe working practices are in place and followed”.