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RoSPA to recognise individual safety champions in new awards scheme

The safety charity’s Guardian Angel Awards will run alongside the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014 and are intended to honour those whose ‘initiative, diligence, enthusiasm and commitment have made a real difference to safety in the organisation where they work or the wider community’. It is the first time that RoSPA in its 97-year history has run an awards scheme for individuals.

The charity adds that potential RoSPA Guardian Angels could include “shop-floor” workers who have been proactive in championing safety through their day-to-day jobs; health and safety managers who have gone the extra mile to improve the wellbeing of their colleagues; or employees who contribute to corporate social responsibility, for example by taking part in activities that benefit the wider community.

Organisations are invited to nominate individuals for a RoSPA Guardian Angel Award by submitting an entry form and citation. The closing date is 14th March. Full details, including entry fees, are available on the RoSPA website.

The awards ceremonies take place in Birmingham on 14th and 15th May, London on 17th June and Glasgow on 18th September. Organisations winning awards in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014 will also be honoured at the ceremonies.

RoSPA adds that organisations wishing to enter the main RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014 can still do so for awards to be presented at the Glasgow ceremony. For this, the registration deadline is 23rd April, with full entry submissions needed by 4th June. Please note, these dates are different to the entry deadline for the RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.