Seventeen years of supreme safety success

01 August 2013

2013 Occupational Health and Safety Awards

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has once again awarded Bovis Homes with an Order of Distinction following our achievement in winning a 17th consecutive gold for our health and safety approach.

The award was handed over to Central and Northern Operations Manager Simon Faure at the 2013 Occupational Health and Safety Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel by RoSPA trustee Ian Bucknell.

Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas.

The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants' overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA's awards manager, said: "RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Bovis Homes has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award."

Only organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president's awards and orders of distinction.