There are many common misconceptions surrounding our awards scheme. Here we aim to address a few of the key myths.
Achieving excellence requires dedication and effort to reach the standards required. Get this right and you’ll be picking up an award!
Having a zero accident record is not required. We’re interested in how you manage incidents, learn and improve your safety performance.
Anyone is welcome to attend! Bring your team and inspire them to enter in future.
Not so! Higher performing organisations do their initial thinking, planning and evidence gathering in advance (with plenty of details of concrete next steps, regarding what specifically they should look to collate and how to tie into yearly objectives etc.)
You can buy a registration, but from there - whoever you are, and whichever category you enter, any resulting award is reviewed by our independent judges and assessors against our mark scheme.
It's not a requirement to progress through different grades to reach Gold level. Clearly demonstrating a high-quality safety management system and answering the questions well could mean a Gold award in your first year of entry.
While larger organisations may often have more scope to innovate and try new things, the winner of our top award in 2022 had just over 200 employees - anything is possible!
Small companies (50 employees or less) need a suitable, effective safety management system just as much as big ones do. Meaning you should still be able to answer the questions and the necessary evidence needed to win an award.
Whilst our main award categories recognise health and safety excellence for organisations and their safety management systems, the Inspiration awards also celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams.
Not the case. You can in fact enter on a site-by-site, divisional or country-level basis. In fact, entering several different sites into the RoSPA awards is a great way of benchmarking their performance and creating positive internal competition to drive safety standards forward.
Whilst the majority of our entrants come from the UK, in 2022 we had entrants from 50 different countries, all of which are able to compete on an equal footing.
The evidence required for your award is comprised of 'working' examples from your day-to-day policies, procedures and records. If you have an efficient safety management system and good record keeping, you will be using documentation you have already created.
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