Awards Excellence Forum in Scotland

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Influencing health and safety across our network

Since 2005 RoSPA Award winners have worked together through the RoSPA Scottish Higher Performer's Forum to assist in the delivery of higher standards of workplace health and safety in Scotland.

In March 2007 the Scottish Government published the 'Scottish Action Plan on Health and Safety'. The plan identified future collaborative actions in pursuit of Scotland's common goal: to help reduce preventable fatalities, injuries and work-related ill health to employees and members of the public arising from work activity.

The Awards Excellence Forum was recognised within the Action Plan as a partner in delivering progress; element 7.4 'For business, by business' challenged higher performers to work alongside CBI Scotland, Federation of Small Business and the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) to develop a model and programme for business to business mentoring, funded by the Scottish Government.

In 2015 the RoSPA National Occupational Health and Safety Committee considered the value of extending this initiative across the RoSPA Award Winners network to offer this opportunity to share and influence globally, and launched the Awards Excellence Forum in April 2016 as one of RoSPA's contributions to the HSE strategy #HelpingGB work well.

The RoSPA Awards Excellence Forum sits well within the HSE #Helping GB work well, offering opportunities to promote the need for broader ownership of health and safety, offering opportunities to share how higher performing organisations tackle ill health and keep pace with change.

For more information on the Awards Excellence Forum please follow the tabs on the left hand side or if you are interested in joining, contact Karen McDonnell on 0131 449 9378 or

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