RoSPA recognises Compass with health and safety accolades

The RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) awards for Health and Safety has acknowledged the standards set and maintained by Compass Group UK & Ireland, with recognition – including five Gold Awards – across its sectors.

The RoSPA Awards programme now celebrates its 68th year as the UK’s largest and most impactful health and safety programme. With almost 2,000 entries annually from over 50 countries, impacting over seven million employees, they offer a platform to spotlight an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in health and safety. The awards provide an unparalleled opportunity to stand among leaders shaping safer, healthier workplaces.

Compass received:

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  • Healthcare
    • Winner of the Hotel and Catering Sector Award
    • Winner of the RoSPA Innovation Award for their Trash Tongs innovation
    • President’s Award (14 consecutive Gold Awards)
    • Commended in the RoSPA Fall Prevention Trophy
  • Levy UK + Ireland
    • Gold Award (9 consecutive Gold Awards)
  • Chartwells
    • Gold Award (2 consecutive Gold Awards)
  • ESS Defence and Government Services
    • Order of Distinction (15 consecutive Gold Awards)
  • One Retail
    • Gold Award in their first year of entering

Mark Armstrong, HSE & Technical Services Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “Health and safety is at the heart of our culture throughout the entire Compass Group UK & Ireland organisation. These awards are a demonstration of the hard work and commitment our people put into looking out for each other, alongside our clients and customers. It is great to see our teams excel and these external accolades giving that deserved recognition.”

Mark Webster, Managing Director of Compass One, which includes Healthcare, One Retail and ESS said: “Health and safety is fundamental to the success of our organisation, so these RoSPA awards really recognise our performance in this area. Our healthcare team has been acknowledged for innovation, accident prevention and ongoing high standards, which is fantastic to see. Alongside this our ESS team has received its 15th consecutive Gold – a really outstanding achievement. A big thank you to our teams for their continued hard work every day.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, comments “Workplace accidents don’t just pose financial risks and operational disruptions; they significantly impact the quality of life for individuals. This is why acknowledging and rewarding excellent safety performance is vital. We congratulate Compass Group UK & Ireland on their achievements and showing an unwavering commitment to keeping employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

In addition, Compass’ ESS Energy has received seven order of distinctions (21 consecutive gold awards) to date and will receive its 2024 results later this year.

The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.

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