Published: 26 August 2010 at 10:57
‘Diamond’ award proves full commitment to a strong health and safety culture
Anglia Ruskin University has achieved a level 5 Quality Safety Audit Award (QSA) from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), an accolade held by no other educational establishment in the UK.
Anglia Ruskin received a level 4 Quality Safety Award in May 2007 which put it among the top 10% of organisations using the rigorous QSA system and number one for organisations within the education sector. This latest award will keep it in its pioneering health and safety position within the UK.
RoSPA’s mission is to save lives and reduce injuries and its quality procedures have been implemented by Anglia Ruskin over recent years to protect the population of 28 000 students and 1000 academic staff, based at the two main campus sites in Chelmsford and Cambridge The scope of these awards covers, not part but, the whole organisation.
A presentation of the certification by Errol Taylor has recently been staged with Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Thorne receiving the award on behalf of Anglia Ruskin University on Rivermead campus.
Errol Taylor, RoSPA’s Deputy Chief Executive, acknowledges Anglia Ruskin University’s lead within the education sector:
Anglia Ruskin’s Risk Management team, headed up by Head of Risk Management Paul Varley, has used QSA to help drive continuous improvement in delivering a robust system for managing all risks.
Giving thanks to the Risk Management team at Anglia Ruskin University, Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Thorne said:
Head of Risk Management Paul Varley concluded:
It was during March that a Quality Safety Auditor from RoSPA visited Anglia Ruskin to carry out a full Health and Safety audit which lasted five days. From this visit the award was earned for reaching certain levels of safety throughout all Anglia Ruskin campuses. The awards range from a level 1 to level 5, the highest award.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity established over 80 years ago and aims to campaign for change, influence opinion, contribute to debate, educate and inform.