Gold Ribbon Award Winner – Avison Young team at Fifty Berkeley Street
After scoring 96% in their annual Health and Safety Ribbon Audit, the Avison Young (formerly GVA WEM) Commercial Management team at Fifty Berkeley Street remained our highest scoring team in 2018 securing them our Gold Ribbon Award. Well done to all the team at Fifty Berkeley Street.
Richard Lane with the Gold Ribbon Award issued by Hosking Associates for Health & Safety Excellence
What is the Safety Ribbon Award?
The team of experts at Hosking Associates understands keeping up to date with health & safety regulations, as well as complying with the latest standards such as OSHAS 18001 (now ISO 45001) and HSG65, is no easy task for businesses. To address these issues, Hosking Associates launched its Safety Ribbon Award scheme to help organisations prioritise health and safety management and take the first steps toward compliance.
The Safety Ribbon award is first and foremost an audit tool to benchmark an organisation’s current compliance level against health & safety law and to fulfil the annual review requirement of HSG65.
To earn an award, Hosking Associates works closely with organisations, assessing them against a broad set of criteria in line with Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s recommended ‘PLAN, DO, CHECK, ACT’ model, which ensures buy-in, support and direction from the management team. Each company is then given an audit report, action plan and overall score which serves as a benchmark for improvement.
Companies who score 85% or above are awarded the Safety Ribbon Award and may use the award logo for a year to demonstrate to staff, clients, visitors, and the business community that a high standard of safety management is being practised every day. Those who do not achieve it are provided with recommendations for improvement and given the opportunity to be reassessed at a future date.
Louise Hosking, managing director at Hosking Associates, said: “When we set out to develop and launch our health and safety benchmarking award, we really wanted to ensure we had a substantial offering – covering all areas. Achieving the Safety Ribbon Award is no easy task. A company has to really prove its proactivity in health and safety management to earn it.”