A housing association based in Scarborough and Redcar has been awarded a prestigious RoSPA Award, reflecting its commitment to health and safety excellence.

Beyond Housing won a President’s Award, in recognition of its long-standing dedication to ensuring the safety of its colleagues and customers.

This accolade is given only to organisations that have achieved RoSPA’s Gold Medal Health and Safety Award for at least ten years in succession.

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 each 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’ health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

While most awards are non-competitive, competitive awards are presented in 20 industry sectors and for specialist areas of health and safety management.

Paul Smith, health & safety manager at Beyond Housing, said: “To consistently meet RoSpA’s Gold Award standard over the past ten years is an outstanding achievement. We are very proud to receive the President’s Award as a further reflection of the hard work and determination that our colleagues continue to put into keeping themselves and others safe.”

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 Beyond Housing 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.”