Guardian Angel Award

The RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards

Do you have a colleague who goes the extra mile or know of a safety champion within the local community?

Then the RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards is your chance to get them the recognition they deserve. These unique awards celebrate the work of individuals who have gone 'above and beyond' to improve the safety of others.

It could be a member of staff who gives up their own time to volunteer in the community or a safety manager who has gone the extra mile to protect their colleagues or the general public. Or perhaps you would like to nominate someone from outside your organisation who works to keep the community safe? Either way, the RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards seek to reward the actions of those who would otherwise go unnoticed – in doing so motivating others to take up the torch and help shape a safer society for all.

Why receiving an award is so special

Submitting a nomination for the RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards is your opportunity to reward an employee or member of the community for a contribution to safety for which they would otherwise not be recognised. As well as being a major boost for the individual, there are also rewards for your organisation:

  • Recognition of outstanding achievement
  • Rewards commitment and hard work
  • Give team morale a boost
  • Demonstrate corporate social responsibility
  • Fantastic PR opportunity
  • Improves reputation

Find out more about our 2017 winners.

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Successful nominees will be invited to receive their award at one of three free prestigious presentation ceremonies:

  • London: ExCeL, Platinum Suite, June 19 2018
  • Birmingham: Hilton Birmingham Metropole, July 4-5 2018
  • Glasgow: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, September 13 2018

Nominations are accepted all year round however to be presented with an award at our London and Birmingham presentation ceremonies the nomination form must be completed by February 5, 2018, for our Scotland ceremony nominations must be received by June 4 2018.

Any number of guests are welcome to attend, allowing both the recipient and nominator to attend in order to celebrate this fantastic success. With group photographs being taken on site there is no better way to capture the moment.

Awards Banquet and Ball

Winners will also be invited to book their places at the RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards Gala Dinners taking place on each of these evenings. These events are regarded as the ultimate celebration of health and safety at which major award winners in RoSPA's Health & Safety Award Scheme will receive their awards. The events are truly international affairs, with award winners and guests representing organisations not just from the UK, but from around the world. With over 3500 guests over four nights you'll be in good company.

After-dinner entertainment is provided by top comedians and live music and dancing follows the dinner.

Standard Fee £175 +VAT
RoSPA Member* £157 +VAT
RoSPA Award Entrant* £140 +VAT
Nomination Deadline Nominations are accepted all year round - see terms and conditions for full details.

*Entrants will be eligible to one discount only

Nomination Submission

Nominations are accepted all year round. Successful Guardian Angel Award winners will be offered the opportunity to receive their award at one of RoSPA's Health and Safety Award Ceremonies, or by post.

To be eligible for presentation in London (June 19, 2018) or Birmingham (July 4-5, 2018), nominations must be emailed to by 5pm on February 5, 2018.

To be eligible for presentation in Glasgow (September 13, 2018), nominations must be emailed to by 5pm on June 4, 2018.

No guarantee is made that any award resulting from a late nomination will be included in the official presentation events.

Nominations received after Tuesday, June 5, 2018 will have the option to receive their award by post, or to defer presentation to the 2019 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards ceremonies.

Nominators agree to:

  • Complete all required sections of the nomination form.
  • The data that you provide in your nomination to be stored by the Society for as long as required.

Please note:

  • Assessment of nominations that do not follow the required format will be delayed, released for correction or even excluded.
  • All nominations must be completed on the nomination form specified by RoSPA.
  • Submission of a nomination will be taken as a declaration attesting to its completeness and accuracy and the nomination is submitted to the RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards scheme in good faith.
  • After February 5, 2018 (London and Birmingham), or June 4, 2018 (Scotland) amendments to names to be shown on awards will incur an additional charge of £20+VAT each.
  • Successful nominations will see a RoSPA Guardian Angel Award presented to the nominee at the daytime presentation ceremony of their choice – selecting from the options available at the time of nomination. If the specified ceremony is unavailable, where possible award winners will be offered an alternative ceremony day. A RoSPA Guardian Angel Award nomination does not constitute a gala dinner booking at any RoSPA evening award ceremony.
  • Failure to notify in writing by the advised deadline, non-attendance of your chosen presentation ceremony will incur an additional charge of £15+VAT. This charge is to cover ceremony packing and transit costs in addition to the postage for dispatching the award after the ceremony. Notification after the advised deadline will still incur the additional charge as awards will be packed for the ceremony.
  • Submitting the nomination form concludes the contract for this service and will commence the nomination process.

Assessment and Sample Checking

RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards are made to people and NOT organisations.

The Society arranges for scrutiny of a random selection of entrants to verify their nominations. RoSPA may make enquiries as necessary. Telephone follow-up may be arranged in connection with any nomination at any stage in the year, either before or after the closing date for nominations. Applicants may also be required to attend a meeting to make a verbal presentation of their nomination.

RoSPA will not make an award in any case where there are reasonable grounds to suggest that the nomination is deliberately incomplete or contains false information.

RoSPA reserves the right to revoke any award made should it come to its attention that required information was not disclosed which would have materially affected the Judging Panel's decision. RoSPA also reserves the right to vary or revoke any award as a result of the verification process.


Written notification to must be received within seven working days of submitting a nomination form to qualify for a full credit note and/or refund. No credit note and/or refund will be made after this seven working day period and the outstanding invoice will remain valid.

All nominations require full payment of the appropriate nomination fee, as shown. Non-payment of the relevant nomination fee will invalidate the application.

Reputational Risk

RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards are assigned to individuals within or outside an organisation who have made a demonstrable difference in the world of safety and accident prevention through their initiative, diligence, enthusiasm and commitment.

An award does not indicate general endorsement by RoSPA of associated products, operations or business practices, and this must not be stated or implied in any related Public Relations activity.

RoSPA will require correction or if necessary withdrawal of PR statements it considers are likely to mislead and/or cause reputational damage to the Society or to the RoSPA Guardian Angel Awards programme.

RoSPA also reserves the right to withdraw or reduce any award as a result of provision by the nominator or nominee of incomplete information relevant to the award decision, or about issues – including non-health and safety issues - which pose a significant reputational risk to the Society.

Failure to declare such issues for RoSPA's early consideration will normally result in disqualification without appeal.


Award winners agree to allow the use of their names, nomination, presentation photographs and filming, by RoSPA for publicity purposes.


Contact Us

Awards Team
+44 (0)121 248 2090