Health & Safety Advice Pack for Smaller Firms
Sheet 9 : Help with occupational safety and health
What RoSPA can do for your company...
Where We Fit In
RoSPA is a registered charity that has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years. It covers not only safety at work, but home safety, road safety, product safety, water and leisure safety and safety education. Its mission... ‘is to save lives and reduce injuries.’
Becoming a RoSPA Member
By becoming 'members' [Membership] of the Society, companies signal their commitment to promote health and safety at work. They also gain access to a wide range of products and services to help them meet their health and safety responsibilities. 'Occupational' membership is open to all companies and employing organisations as well as other organisations connected with industry and commerce. Benefits of RoSPA membership. [Membership]
In the occupational safety field the Society has received many awards for excellence: for its training programmes; its films; and its safety journal ‘Occupational Safety and Health’ (OSH). It is advised by its National Occupational Safety and Health Committee which is made up of senior health and safety professionals as well as representatives of key organisations in the health and safety system.
RoSPA is involved in many major events in the UK including the Safety & Health Expo at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, RoSPA Scotland Congress and the RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards Scheme [Awards]. These awards are continuing to grow in importance as a means of recognising excellence and achievement in health and safety management.
Health and Safety Auditing
In addition to these services, RoSPA offers a unique health and safety auditing system, ‘Quality Safety Audit’ (QSA) [Consultancy], which assesses the effectiveness of health and safety management and provides a robust framework for promoting continuing improvement. It can be tailored specifically to meet the needs of individual companies. A further service, ‘RoSPA Health and Safety Review’(HSR), is available to meet the needs of smaller organisations. [For more information about our auditing, visit our occupational consultancy [Consultancy] pages]
Local Health and Safety Groups
Companies which become members of the Society are also encouraged to support and participate in the work of RoSPA’s voluntary Occupational Health and Safety Groups of which there are about seventy spread throughout the UK (see Sheet 10). The Groups provide a meeting place for briefing and discussion as well as a focus for networking to help other local businesses.
Getting Further Information
Organisations considering ‘occupational’ membership of RoSPA can get further information by contacting our Membership Department on 0121 248 2051 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RoSPA staff are always available to help companies review their current health and safety needs - for example: induction training for new starters; training for managers; or use of QSA or HSR to review the effectiveness of their current health and safety management arrangements.
The Society is anxious to reach out to all places of work to help reduce accidents and work related health damage.
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