Health & Safety Champion Award

13th February 2008 11:47am - Return to press releases

Photo, Left to Right: David Jackson, Employer Engagement Health & Safety Co-ordinator, Julie Gibbon Beauty Technician, Mandi Moss, Hairdressing Tutor, Wendy Chaplin, Safey Health Environment Manager, Derek Branton, Principal -all College Staff.

East Riding College is celebrating success, they achieved second place in the National Association of College?s Health & Safety Champion Award.

The Association of Colleges invited further education, sixth form and tertiary colleges in the UK, to outline what they have done to promote health & safety for young people.

A panel of judges, including representatives from the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), were looking for projects and activities that encouraged colleges and employers to work together and encouraged learners to be involved and consider occupational health as well as safety, promote equal opportunities and have a sustainable approach.

The judging panel in making the award to East Riding College commented on the; ?good community involvement and admirable student contributions.? The Association of College?s citation went on to say:

?This award is for an outstanding and innovative contribution to our community and demonstrates the commitment from East Riding College to both its learners and the employers in the region.?

The College has rigorous health and safety procedures in place to support and monitor students as they undertake a variety of work experience programmes. Last year the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) commended the College for its ?Lets Cut out Dermatitis? campaign for Hairdressing professionals.

Wendy Chaplin, Safety Health Environment Manager said, ?This award confirms that in a sector with over 400 colleges, what we do at East Riding College is regarded as best practice. The award not only makes the staff at the College very proud, but it also confirms our commitment to learners and employers that nothing short of best practice is acceptable.?