To win a RoSPA Well being and Security Award is under no circumstances a straightforward feat. Final yr alone, we obtained near 2,000 entries from throughout the globe. To attain one gold achievement
award is a improbable accolade in your group… nonetheless, to proceed that profitable streak yr after yr is excellent. In 2019, Nottingham based mostly civil and electrical engineering agency J. McCann & Co. Ltd did simply that and achieved their fourth RoSPA Gold Achievement Award (and so they could not be extra delighted).
An Achievement Award actually is the accolade that security professionals throughout all industries aspire to. In our newest interview with four-time Gold Award Winner, J. McCann & Co. Ltd explains how profitable a RoSPA Award has impacted their organisation…
What motivates you/your group to enter the RoSPA Awards?
Coming into the RoSPA Awards motivates our group to drive enhancements for our protected methods of labor, yr upon yr. It additionally permits us to show our dedication to the security of our workers, contractors and all others affected by our work, while enabling us to showcase and have fun the success of our workforce, who work to an award-winning customary.
Profitable a Gold Award for the fourth consecutive yr is proof of how entry into the awards course of drives and develops our methods.
What advantages does profitable a RoSPA Award have for you/your organisation?
Profitable a RoSPA award helps our robust well being and security tradition that we now have right here at McCann and helps to supply nice supporting proof to a shopper’s Pre-qualification Questionnaires (PQQs).
We additionally show that we’re a RoSPA Gold Award Winner in all of our e mail signatures, which helps to advertise us as a company that works to extraordinarily excessive requirements, particularly with regards to well being and security.
What do you take pleasure in most in regards to the RoSPA Awards course of?
We all the time look ahead to the awards dinner as a result of it’s a nice alternative for our assist workers to obtain recognition for the crucial work that they do. We prepare for as a lot of them as attainable to be on the dinner the place they’ll loosen up and meet with different staff from our websites and have fun shared success.
What do you suppose the applicant may do over the yr to maintain drafting an awards submission easy?
To ensure a straight ahead submission, it is very important stay organized. Initially, it is best to learn the RoSPA submission steering and take the time to digest all the data and totally perceive it.
Assigning the accountability to 1 particular person ensures that they’re centered on the submission and might take management of what’s wanted at every stage. The designated worker ought to then make folders for every of the submission headings and collate proof as they go, for instance, saving any related emails. When submitting proof, it’s helpful to categorize the proof early on as this can assist to stop a repetition of proof throughout the totally different classes.
What recommendation would you give to organizations contemplating coming into the awards for the primary time, or how would you persuade organizations not coming into the awards to begin coming into?
To start with, the awards are about telling the story of what’s going effectively utilizing data you have already got, which could be easier than you might assume, so it’s all the time value coming into. Additionally, do not keep away from coming into when you’ve got had an incident at work. The RoSPA Awards are an ideal alternative to indicate that you’ve got developed mature security processes, however may also present the way you study from such incidents to stop them from taking place once more. This will additionally result in alternatives to show key studying and share findings with the remainder of your wider business.
We’d advise not repeating the identical proof inside the classes, which is the place preparation and group play an enormous half. It is also good to do not forget that much less is extra along with your written submission. Draft
your doc and verify the phrase rely, you’ll probably exceed the phrase restrict the primary time you do it however hold engaged on it till it is as succinct as attainable.
So what’s stopping you? The method of becoming a member of the worldwide RoSPA Award-winning neighborhood could not be easier. Merely go to www.rospa.com/awards, register on-line, and submit your entry through our on-line portal. First time entry? Don’t fret, as assist and steering is obtainable via our mentoring scheme – learn this weblog to seek out out extra.