The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has awarded NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, a Gold Medal for the seventh consecutive year.
Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is recognised as the most sought-after accolade in the health and safety world, judges consider a businesses’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems.
Along with their day-to-day activities, which include conducting rigorous risk assessments and incident logistics, NATS’ health and safety team have been recognised for their overall wellbeing strategy aimed at helping employees stay safe and well at home as well as in the workplace.
As part of the campaign the team implemented a Stress Assessment to help employees identify and manage different types of pressure, and developed a Wellbeing Policy which includes a plan to provide training and toolkits for employees and line managers.
Marie-Louise Chandler, head of health, safety and wellbeing at NATS, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded another Gold Medal for our hard work improving health and safety throughout the organisation.
“This award is no mean feat to achieve and everyone at NATS plays their part around health and safety – we are continuously striving to improve our employees’ quality of life both inside and outside of the workplace, so it’s great that this campaign has been recognised for doing just that.”
Chandler was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Excel centre in London on June 19, whereby competitive awards went to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”
The majority of 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.