14 Aug 2019
Glasgow Clyde College, which has campuses in Anniesland, Cardonald and Langside, has been awarded the internationally renowned RoSPA Gold Award for the sixth consecutive year, affirming its ongoing commitment to health and safety best practice.
In retaining this prestigious gold status, and the highest level of accolade given by RoSPA, Glasgow Clyde College showed proficiency in health and safety practice designed to safeguard both staff and students.
The gold accolade is the highest of seven ratings awarded by the industry body, and is only valid for one year. Businesses must maintain continuously high standards to be recognised at this level on an annual basis.
The College’s dedicated health and safety team worked with RoSPA to secure their sixth gold award, providing evidence and information on the colleges low accident rate, occupational health programme, low transport costs and a newly opened £1.8 million horticulture facility at the Langside campus.
Douglas McFarlane, Health and Safety Officer at the College said: “The safety of our staff and students has always been our priority, no matter what their level. This award is testament to the work of our excellent health and safety team who work hard to create the safest environment possible.
“In the last year particularly, the introduction of our Langside horticulture facility has raised the bar on our already Gold award-winning safety standards. The centre has been instrumental in reducing transport costs and environmental impact.”
The internationally recognised RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK with more than 2,000 applicants every year. Glasgow Clyde College, along with other award applicants, must provide evidence of a robust health and safety management system by answering key performance questions and supporting the statements with a concise portfolio of relevant documentation.