Securitas recognised with RoSPA President’s 2018 Award for Health and Safety management

Securitas UK has retained the prestigious RoSPA President’s Award in recognition of the company’s practices and achievements in helping employees and clients to get home safely at the end of each working day.

The internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. Securitas will be presented with its award during a ceremony to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Thursday 5 July.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in Health and Safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Phil Thomas, EH&S manager at Securitas UK, commented: “In entering annually for this prestigious award, it becomes no easier to attain and, in some respects, we do have to challenge ourselves all the more to do so. Looking back over the previous year, I’m proud of all that Securitas has achieved, but there are always more ways in which to further improve upon safety. Gaining this award demonstrates that we are firmly committed to the pursuit of a fundamental aim of the organisation and that is to ensure the safety, health and welfare of all those members of staff working with Securitas.”

Excellence in the workplace

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, added: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the Health and Safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year. They allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace and actively demonstrate a commitment to the well-being of not only employees, but all those who interact with them.”

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.

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2018 is the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). The organisation is serving as headline sponsor for the 13th consecutive year.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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