To win a RoSPA Well being and Security Award is in no way a straightforward feat. Final 12 months alone, we obtained near 2,000 entries from throughout the globe. To attain one gold achievement award is a unbelievable accolade to your group… nevertheless, to proceed that successful streak 12 months after 12 months 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 successful 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 secure methods of labor, 12 months upon 12 months. It additionally permits us to reveal 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 normal.
Successful a Gold Award for the fourth consecutive 12 months is proof of how entry into the awards course of drives and develops our methods.
What advantages does successful a RoSPA Award have for you/your organisation?
Successful a RoSPA award helps our sturdy 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 in the case of well being and security.
What do you take pleasure in most in regards to the RoSPA Awards course of?
We at all times sit up for the awards dinner as a result of it’s a nice alternative for our assist employees to obtain recognition for the essential work that they do. We organize for as lots of them as attainable to be on the dinner the place they will chill out and meet with different staff from our websites and have fun shared success.
What do you suppose the applicant might do over the 12 months 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 steerage and take the time to digest all the data and completely perceive it.
Assigning the accountability to at least one individual 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 can assist to forestall a repetition of proof throughout the completely different classes.
What recommendation would you give to organizations contemplating getting into the awards for the primary time, or how would you persuade organizations not getting into the awards to start out getting into?
To begin with, the awards are about telling the story of what’s going properly utilizing data you have already got, which could be easier than you might assume, so it’s at all times value getting into. Additionally, do not keep away from getting into when you have had an incident at work. The RoSPA Awards are an ideal alternative to indicate that you’ve developed mature security processes, however may present the way you study from such incidents to forestall them from taking place once more. This will additionally result in alternatives to reveal key studying and share findings with the remainder of your wider business.
We might advise not repeating the identical proof throughout 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 together with your written submission. Draft your doc and examine the phrase depend, 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 group could not be easier. Merely go to www.rospa.com/awards, register on-line, and submit your entry by way of our on-line portal. First time entry? Don’t fret, as assist and steerage is on the market by means of our mentoring scheme – learn this weblog to seek out out extra.