North East Lincolnshire Council

NELC wins safety award for second year running

North East Lincolnshire Council has won a prestigious award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

NELC is the winner of the Public Service and Local Government Sector Award for Health and Safety Practices for the second year in a row.

NELC won the internationally-renowned accolade at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the UK’s longest-running industry awards scheme. Entries were received from around the world.

RoSPA Awards recognise achievement in health and safety management systems, including leadership and workforce practices.

Cllr Dave Watson, portfolio holder for Finance, Governance and Resources, said: “it’s an honour to once again be recognised for our ongoing commitment to the safety and wellbeing of staff and all who use our service.

“It’s very satisfying to have the benefit of such a safe environment, and we’ll continue to strive for safe working conditions for all our staff.

“NELC is a leader in health and safety practices, and it’s a great achievement to be recognised for it.”

The top honour was presented to NELC at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on 5 July.

RoSPA head of qualifications, Julia Small, said: “the RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with over 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace.”

Entrants, including organisations and businesses of all sizes, are judged on occupational health and safety management systems and the involvement of both leadership and workforce.

The majority of awards given by RoSPA are non-competitive, whereas the competitive awards are given to the best entries in 24 industry sectors, including healthcare, education and local government.

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is the main sponsor, as it has been for the past 13 years.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards, visit

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