To win a RoSPA Well being and Security Award is on no account a straightforward feat. Final yr alone, we acquired near 2,000 entries from throughout the globe. To realize one gold achievement award is a incredible accolade to your group… nevertheless, 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 group…
What motivated you/your group to enter the RoSPA Awards?
Coming into the RoSPA Awards motivates our group to drive enhancements for our protected programs of labor, yr upon yr. It additionally permits us to display our dedication to the security of our employees, 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 commonplace.
Profitable a Gold Award for the fourth consecutive yr is proof of how entry into the awards course of drives and develops our programs.
What advantages does profitable a RoSPA Award have for you/your group?
Profitable a RoSPA award helps our robust well being and security tradition that we’ve got right here at McCann and helps to offer nice supporting proof to a consumer’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 corporation that works to extraordinarily excessive requirements, particularly relating to well being and security.
What do you take pleasure in most concerning the RoSPA Awards course of?
We at all times look ahead to the awards dinner as a result of it’s a nice alternative for our assist employees to obtain recognition for the crucial work they do. We organize for as lots of them as doable to be on the dinner the place they will calm down and meet with different staff from our web site and have fun shared success.
What do you suppose the applicant might do over the yr to maintain drafting an award submission easy?
To ensure a straight ahead submission, you will need to 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 duty to 1 particular person ensures that they’re targeted on the submission and may 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 may assist forestall repetition of proof throughout completely different classes.
What recommendation would you give to organizations contemplating coming into the awards for the primary time, or how would you persuade organizations to not enter the awards to start out coming into?
To start with, the awards are about telling the story of what’s going properly utilizing the data you have already got, which may be less complicated than it’s possible you’ll assume, so it’s at all times price coming into. Additionally, do not keep away from coming into if in case you have had an incident at work. The RoSPA Awards are an important alternative to indicate that you’ve developed mature security processes, however can even present the way you be taught from such incidents to stop them from taking place once more. This could additionally result in alternatives to display key studying and share findings with the remainder of your wider trade.
We might advise not repeating the identical proof within 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. Drafts your doc and examine the phrase rely, you’ll seemingly exceed the phrase restrict the primary time you do it however hold engaged on it till it is as succinct as doable.
So what’s stopping you? The method of becoming a member of the worldwide RoSPA Award-winning neighborhood could not be less complicated. Merely go to www.rospa.com/awards, register on-line, and submit your entry by way of our on-line portal. First-time entrants? Don’t be concerned, as assist and steering is out there by means of our mentoring scheme – learn this weblog to seek out out extra.