Parkside Flexibles (Europe) Limited, of Wakefield, has had its approach to occupational safety and health recognised in an awards scheme run by safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The Gold award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013 will be presented in a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday May 14, 2013.

Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas.

The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: "RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. Parkside Flexibles (Europe) Limited has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award."

Robert Adamson, operations director at Parkside, said: "It is an honor to be presented with such an award. Our team in Normaton work tirelessly to ensure Health and Safety is our number one priority and this award is a great recognition of their achievements"

The majority of awards that RoSPA presents are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and competitive awards also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).

The headline sponsor for the RoSPA Awards 2013 is NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health). Sponsors of specialist trophies are: The International Dilmun Environmental Award – GPIC; The MORR Trophy – Allianz; The Occupational Health Award (Astor Trophy) – BHSF; The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy – Springfields Fuels; The MORR Technology Trophy – Tesco Dotcom and The RoSPA International Sector Award – airsweb.

Three days of award ceremonies and three banquets will be held in Birmingham from May 14-16, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2013, which is Europe’s leading annual health and safety exhibition.

An award ceremony and gala dinner will also take place in Glasgow on September 19. See RoSPA’s website for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.