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Award for housing team

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A Dudley Council housing team has scooped a national award for the 19th year running for its continued high standards in maintaining staff and tenant safety.

The council’s housing maintenance division, which is made up of 400 members of staff was recently awarded the Order of Distinction from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The division includes plumbers, electricians, bricklayers, plasterers, gas operatives and carpenters was

This award acknowledges the team’s achievement in winning 19 consecutive gold awards in the internationally renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.

The awards recognise the achievements of organisations in management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, communities and residents’ welfare, said:

This award recognises the consistent quality of our approach in maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the customers they serve, which will always be a top priority for us.
Winning a gold award for the 19th year running along with the Order of Distinction is something to be proud of and is a credit to every member of the housing maintenance team.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said:

RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day.
The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around seven million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.

Notes to editors

  • The majority of RoSPA awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years
  • Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education
  • There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management, safety delivered outside of the workplace, and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international organisation, new entry, workforce involvement, leisure organisation, and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy

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