Everyone has the right to work in an environment where potential risks to their health and safety are carefully considered. At SSE Enterprise Telecoms, we take a firm view when it comes to ensuring our employees are safe in the workplace, and have enjoyed many years of zero time being lost due to injury at work. We also go above and beyond for our staff, with a host of employee benefits designed to help in the event of bereavement, mental illness or other personal or family pressures.
That’s why we’re delighted to have been awarded a Gold Medal in the 2017 RoSPA Awards – making this our ninth consecutive Gold Medal! Run by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the Awards scheme – now in its 61st year – is open to organisations of all sectors and sizes from across the UK and overseas. Judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. RoSPA also actively looks for continuous improvement, awarding organisations that not only maintain the highest health and safety standards, but that go that extra mile year-on-year.
As a Gold Medal recipient, the judges recognised not only our exemplary attitude to workplace health and safety, but also our ‘Wellness at Work’ support scheme, which provides comprehensive support to staff through a host of different personal challenges. Communicated on an ongoing basis throughout the business, the employee assistance programme ensures that specialist independent support is available 24/7 via a telephone helpline. Here, employees can access professional advice regarding anything from purchasing a new home and managing financial pressures to accessing healthcare; all of which is funded by SSE Enterprise Telecoms.
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 and excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”
As Colin Sempill, our Managing Director, commented: “The physical and mental welfare of our staff is our top priority and our ninth consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal is testament to our dedication to this as a business.”
We look forward to collecting our latest award at a ceremony in London on Tuesday 20th June!