South and City College Birmingham have been named as the winner in the Education and Training Services Sector at the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.
The vocational college, which offers students part-time, full-time and apprenticeship courses in a range of subjects, was awarded the top prize for its sector this year.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are open to organisations of all sizes from across the wide spectrum of industries, all over the world – in 2020 there have been nearly 2,000 entrants from 42 countries, representing 7million employees globally.
The sector awards are presented to organisations with outstanding performance in health and safety within a particular industry or sector. Entrants must be able to demonstrate a robust and high-quality safety management system, together with consistently excellent or continuously improving health and safety performance.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards, said: “It’s an outstanding achievement to be named the winner in your sector at the RoSPA Awards, which are the toughest health and safety awards in the world, so South and City College Birmingham deserves all the credit it gets.”
Northumbria University at Newcastle was also Highly Commended in the Education and Training Services Sector, while the University of Exeter Grounds Team was awarded the overall Best New Entry prize for the UK, sponsored by Arco.
The RoSPA Awards, which is in its 64th year, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2020 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 15th consecutive year.
Registration for the RoSPA Awards 2021 opens on Thursday, October 1. 

Due to coronavirus, this year the usual gala dinner ceremonies are being replaced by the first-ever RoSPA Awards Virtual Ceremony, which is open to all entrants, and takes place at 1pm BST on September 3.