Actif Sport and Leisure wins internationally recognised health and safety accolade

448 days ago

Actif Sport and Leisure, Carmarthenshire County Council has fought off stiff international competition to scoop a prestigious RoSPA Award, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence.

Actif Sport and Leisure won Gold Award in the Leisure Safety category, demonstrating its dedication to ensuring its staff, customers and contractors get home safely at the end of every working day.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

While most awards are non-competitive – recognising individual organisations’ achievements – competitive awards are presented in 20 industry sectors and for specialist areas of health and safety management.

Carmarthenshire Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, Cllr Gareth John, said: “Ensuring the safety of our staff, customers and contractors, at all our Actif Sport and Leisure facilities, is paramount and I’m delighted that the team have once again achieved the Gold Award in the Leisure Safety category RoSPA Award.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said:

“Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.

“We are thrilled that Actif Sport and Leisure has won a RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

Sponsored by Croner-i, 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.