Derby Homes awarded health and safety award for 16th consecutive year
Published: 22 June 2022
Derby Homes has been handed the prestigious RoSPA Order of Distinction (16 consecutive Golds) 2022 award.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
We were recognised in helping our staff, customers and the public to stay safe throughout the working day in 2021.
Derby Homes have been responsible for delivery of Derby’s homeless strategy since December 2017 and this has meant working in high-risk areas, such as managing temporary accommodation (Milestone House) and the outreach work undertaken by REST (Rehousing Engagement Support Team).
REST staff are out in the city centre day and night, engaging with people living on the streets and have already had a huge impact on the number of people rough sleeping in Derby.
We also have health and safety responsibilities for 630 employees, including 61 undertaking apprenticeships, over 40,000 tenants and the management and maintenance of 13,000 properties.
Maria Murphy, Managing Director of Derby Homes said:
"To have our standards of health and safety recognised at this level is an incredible achievement.
"Health and safety forms an integral part of our business planning. Our employees uphold the belief that we have a moral responsibility to spread this ethos and skills to the wider community as part of our core business.
"We have a commitment to train community partners, as well as identifying, safeguarding and supporting vulnerable individuals. I’d like to congratulate everyone who was part of this remarkable accomplishment for a 16th year."
Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. They are presented annually for the most outstanding performance in health and safety by a company or organisation within each particular industry or sector.
Entrants must be able to demonstrate a robust and high-quality safety management system together with a minimum of four years’ consistently excellent or continuously improving health and safety performance.
You can see a full list of those organisations who have achieved a minimum of 15 consecutive Gold Awards here.