The Guinness Partnership has been given two health and safety awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The housing association received praise for its innovative response to managing health and safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
RoSPA recognised Guinness in a virtual awards ceremony yesterday on Thursday 9 September for its occupational health and safety, and for the way it works with drivers to improve vehicle safety.
According to RoSPA’s judges, the Guinness Partnership received the RoSPA Gold Award for:
- Creating a ‘benchmarking document’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Employee benefits to support those in need
- Applying the HSEC Health and Safety Benchmark which focuses on continual improvement
- Robust data collation for incidents and near misses to help prevent them from being repeated
The Guinness Partnership also received the Fleet Safety Award as the judges were impressed with the way they had improved fleet safety year on year. It is the third consecutive year Guinness has received this Gold Award.
The Guinness Partnership were praised by RoSPA for:
- Engaging with drivers across the organisation before new vans were leased
- New training to help familiarise drivers with the new vehicles
- Installing Masternaut on all vehicles to allow managers to track vehicles, mileage, length of journey and driver behaviour
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.
This year’s awards reflect the work of organisations during 2020 – a year when the pandemic has added to the huge importance of health and safety, and the risks that all organisations have needed to navigate.
These awards reflect the importance placed on all aspects of health and safety at The Guinness Partnership, and the organisation intends to continue to build on this external recognition with further increased awareness and even stronger performance across the organisation.
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