The RoSPA scheme looks not only at accident records but also entrants' health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.
John Hamilton, Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing at our University, said: "Achieving the gold award for a third year running is a great achievement for our university. It reflects the hard work that staff in all the faculties and services put in to ensure we have a safe environment in which to work and study."
David Rawlins, RoSPA's Awards Manager, added: "The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate Leeds Metropolitan University on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line."
The Gold award will be presented at a ceremony, which coincides with the Safety and Health Expo 2012, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 17 May. The majority of RoSPA's awards are non-competitive, awarding achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels, based on a range of performance criteria. Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors.