London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade scoops award for health and safety

20 May 2010

London Fire Brigade has been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for occupational health and safety, for the third consecutive year.

The award was presented to the Brigade in recognition of its high levels of performance in health and safety, including reducing accidents and ill health at work, and ensuring effective health and safety management systems are in place.

The Brigade also demonstrated its good work across human resources, occupational health, corporate risk and its advisory and counselling service. Projects included improvements in occupational health management and the Brigade’s ‘LFB Healthy’ campaign which aimed to boost the general health and wellbeing of staff.

Gary Dobson, London Fire Brigade’s Director of Operational Policy and Training said: “Good health and safety is good business, particularly for an emergency service where our staff are our most important asset. Londoners expect and deserve a high quality emergency service whenever they need it, and to ensure this is provided we must aim for the very highest health and safety standards.”

The awards are sponsored by NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health)