SOHSA Awarded Forth Successful Gold Award

Friday, 10th Apr '15 at 21:42

Ian Mckay and Chris Jerman, SOHSA Executive Committee, Receiving the Alan Butler Gold Award 2014Ian McKay and Chris Jerman, representing the Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association, attended the House of Lords for the Safety Groups UK annual luncheon and Alan Butler Awards ceremony on Monday, 26 January 2015.

Ian and Chris were delighted to be awarded with a forth successive Alan Butler Gold Award on behalf of the association and its members.

It is with great pride that the executive committee is able to announce that it has retained its’ Alan Butler Gold Standard Award for this its forth year in a row, making five successful years receiving top honours from Safety Groups UK for the associations combined efforts in communication, seminar topics and content, membership retention and engagement. 

This achievement is not only down to the commitment of those individuals who sit on the executive committee but also due to the continued support we get from our members, without whom we would not have an Association. 

This award demonstrates our continued offering to members for service and how we remain one of largest and best attended associations, affiliated to Safety Groups UK, in the UK.

Safety Groups UK Alan Butler Awards

On an annual basis the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) hand out gold, silver and bronze honours at the annual Alan Butler Awards, which recognise excellence and achievement of organisations within the Safety Groups UK movement.

Safety Groups UK is made up of around 70 local groups, which each consist of health and safety professionals who give up their free time to promote, share information and offer practical help to employers in their communities in a bid to prevent accidents and ill health at work.

Alan Butler

Alan Butler was a past chairman of the Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association and a strong believer in sharing and communicating of information between organisations and was always keen to help others and offer support. He held the post of chairman until becoming chairman of the National Groups’ Council (now Safety Groups UK).

During his time with SOHSA he was largely responsible for the production of the well-known ‘Slingers Handbook’ providing much-needed guidance and good practices for safe handling of goods.

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