Unitas Stoke-on-Trent scoops silver RoSPA Award 2021!
The housing repairs and maintenance company has picked up the prestigious, internationally recognised health & safety award.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Award 2021!
Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants apply to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards. Unitas delivers repairs and maintenance services to Stoke-on-Trent’s 17,669 council homes and 771 public buildings around the city, carrying out an average of 600 responsive repair jobs a day. Unitas Stoke-on-Trent employs more than 450 people, including a dedicated workforce of skilled trade operatives and health & safety specialists who ensure the most effective service is provided to customers.
At the helm of Health and Safety at Unitas is Liam Gratty, Head of Service for Asset Management and Investment.
Liam said “We are delighted to have been awarded the RoSPA Silver in the 2021 Health & Safety Awards. This is welcomed recognition that Unitas demonstrate an ongoing commitment to health, safety and wellbeing at the heart of the business. Safety is at the forefront of everything we do and RoSPA offers an opportunity to benchmark consistent safety performance year on year. This achievement is a positive reflection of our business culture and how we instil these values through involvement of our workforce and supply chain.”
One of the main points that helped clinch the award was the introduction of the Wellbeing Champions and Mental Health First Aiders who are active throughout the business to ensure all employees and the business are supported. Unitas Director, Wayne Booth, promotes and encourages all employees to use the support services whether external or internal especially due to hard and difficult situations e.g. COVID, loss of loved ones etc.
Wayne Booth, Director, said: “It’s brilliant that we have not only been recognised by RoSPA for all we do here at Unitas but that we have achieved their silver award too. A huge well done to Liam, the health and safety team and also to all of our Unitas employees for all they do to uphold our health & safety policies and proud safety record in what has been a challenging year”
Speaking on behalf of RoSPA, Julia Small (RoSPA’s achievements director) said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.”
“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace.”
“Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”