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Emma Hill, head of food, health, safety and environment at CH&Co Group

CH&Co Group gets Gold for health and safety

This is CH&Co Group's first year of entry into the RoSPA?s scheme

Posted by Lucinda Reid | May 09, 2017 | Catering & hospitality

CH&Co Group has been awarded the highest accolade of a RoSPA Gold Award – a substantial achievement for its first year of entry into the globally-recognised awards scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The award reflects the group’s excellent health and safety performance for 2016 across its estate (which includes education caterer, The Brookwood Partnership) and is confirmation of its commitment to raising standards of health and safety management.

The annual awards scheme considers a business’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. Businesses and organisations reaching the Gold standard must demonstrate a very high level of performance and well-developed systems and culture, with outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.

To secure the highest possible award across the whole group on our first year of entry is a huge achievement and we’re incredibly proud of it - Emma Hill, head of food, health, safety and environment at CH&Co Group

Emma Hill, head of food, health, safety and environment at CH&Co Group, comments: “The RoSPA Awards are respected globally and the judging criteria is notoriously and understandably rigorous. To secure the highest possible award across the whole group on our first year of entry is a huge achievement and we’re incredibly proud of it. Health and safety has to be a primary focus for the business to safeguard the wellbeing of our employees, clients and customers and to have our robust practices rubber-stamped with a RoSPA Gold award is fantastic.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record.  Achieving the standard required is no mean feat. This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year.”

CH&Co Group CEO, Bill Toner, added: “Emma and her team have done an incredible job at embedding a health and safety culture across the entire group. To achieve this level of success at the first attempt is outstanding and we’re very proud of their achievements.”

CH&Co Group will be presented with the award during a ceremony at ExCeL, London on Tuesday, 20th June.

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