Elsoms Seeds achieve RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety practices

Elsoms Seeds is delighted to receive a highly prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its employees, customers and contractors stay safe.

Elsoms Seeds has participated in the scheme for several years and has now achieved Gold standard in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. 

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.

Roger Keeling, Chairman of Elsoms Seeds, said: “The health and safety of our employees, customers and contractors has always been at the centre of what we do at Elsoms, and I am very proud that we have been recognised and awarded the gold standard by RoSPA.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

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 and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2019 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 14th consecutive year.

Elsoms will be presented with the award during a ceremony at Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

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