Personal Injury Solicitor Tracey Graham explains how it is pleasing to note that the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will bring together some of the UK’s leading retail, utility and manufacturing companies at its Occupational Safety and Health Congress in London’s Southbank on 27 November 2013.......
Those attending are organisations at the forefront of protecting their staff from workplace hazards. Focusing on real-life case studies, the event will include speakers from Home Retail Group, Tesco Dotcom, Morrison Utility Services and Airbus Operations Ltd UK.
Roger Bibbings, RoSPA’s occupational safety adviser has said: “What is so unique about this RoSPA Congress is that it uses real-life examples. Companies with some of the best health and safety records in the country are helping their peers improve by sharing their own experiences and giving practical advice.”
It is indeed unique and it is reassuring that there is appetite to improve the health and safety of the nation at work by sharing innovative ideas and approaches to safety standards so that injuries can be reduced and companies can additionally boost their reputation and staff morale.
Many of the organisations presenting at the event are RoSPA award winners, including Tesco Dotcom, which won RoSPA’s Managing Occupational Road Risk (MORR) Trophy for four years in a row, and Morrison Utility Services, which won the Sir George Earle Trophy - the top accolade - at RoSPA’s Occupational Health and Safety Awards - this year.
RoSPA is a charity that has been at the heart of accident prevention and dedicated to improving workplace safety for almost 100 years. Here at Slater and Gordon, we support their efforts and enterprise, as we too often see the down side of poor health & safety practice at work. Many of our clients who pursue Health & Safety Claims against companies who have harmed them say that they would rather have good health than any amount of compensation for the injury they have suffered.
Where such a claim is necessary, we are here to advise and support thorough the claims process. We will also assist recovery by seeking early medical intervention and Rehabilitation as part of what we do. Winners of the Rehabilitation First Awards in London in September 2013, we are recognised as having made a significant contribution to the world of rehabilitation. Our support of the RoSPA is also evidence of our commitment to improving health and safety standards nationally, and additionally – where we need to – our commitment is also to assisting victims where fallen standards have created hardship and injury.