HEART of England Co-op has won a 2005 ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold Award for excellence in occupational health & safety performance.
The Award reflects the high standards of health & safety at work maintained by Heart of England Co-op at its 60 locations in Coventry, Warwickshire and south Leicestershire over the past four years, and marks a significant achievement by the employer of over 1,000 local staff.
"Heart of England Co-op is committed to improving health & safety for all persons affected by its business and I am delighted our hard work has been recognised by the leading authority dedicated to workplace safety issues," said Ali Kurji, the Society's Chief Executive.
"The Award recognises the tangible efforts we have made in recent years to develop and enhance our health & safety management systems and I wish to pay tribute to all those employees whose efforts have made this possible."
ROSPA started its occupational health & safety performance award scheme back in 1956 and it has developed over the years to become recognised as a key indicator of high standards of health & safety at work. The Award aims to motivate improvements to health & safety performance in the workplace, promote good practice and recognise those that maintain a high level of performance over a number of years.