WHAT’S NEW? CH&Co Wins Second RoSPA

Gold Award CH&Co Group has been awarded the highest accolade of a RoSPA Gold Award for the second year running.

The award reflects the group’s outstanding health and safety performance for 2017 across its entire estate and is confirmation of its commitment to raising standards

New Pest Control Guide

For FMs A national trade body has developed a free guide for facilities managers highlighting the value of an effective maintenance cycle to be protected professionally in pest control.

The free guide, produced by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), sets out the significant role effective pest control offers in terms of public health, the environment and the upholding of a positive reputation.

It features a wide-range of information including a calendar of pest problems, information on the most common species in the UK and procurement advice.

The guide, which works alongside BPCA’s already popular A to Z of pests digital tool, also includes insight from representatives from Peabody, Shepway District Council and The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

Dee Ward-Thompson, BPCA Technical Manager, said: “Effective pest

of health and safety management.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

As well as retaining this top-level

control touches on the vital elements of an FM’s operations, including health and safety, the environment and corporate reputation.

“The most effective method to ensure protection and compliance is to introduce a maintenance cycle programme, with regular, targeted activity undertaken by a professional such as a BPCA member. This activity slots into an organisation’s scheduled operations to offer value and peace of mind.

“A large part of pest prevention is thinking ahead and identifying potential causes and entry points before infestations occur. Through the development of a routine maintenance cycle programme, a complete picture of effective preventative controls can be built, and relevant actions introduced,” Dee explained.

The guide is called ‘Ticking the box - the value of maintenance cycles for effective pest control’ and is https://bit. y/2HD8vjl

available for free download here.

accreditation from RoSPA, CH&Co has also scored an impressive 100% in the Achilles audit, which assesses health and safety practices and supply chains for compliance with laws, regulations and standards.

Emma Hill, Head of Food, Health, Safety and Environment at CH&Co Group, said: “It wouldn’t be possible to gain these accreditations without the hard work of my HSE colleagues and the wider CH&Co team ensuring that our safety standards are maintained across all of our sites and offices. From short refresher recaps to our in-depth training courses, everything adds up to ensure that we continually exceed our safety requirements. It’s wonderful that everyone’s dedication has been recognised with the RoSPA Gold Award.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Awards and Events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

CH&Co Group COO, Terry Waldron, added: “We’re extremely proud to have achieved this top-level accreditation for the second year running. CH&Co has been through a period of significant growth but this clearly hasn’t phased our team and we’ve maintained the same strong focus. The RoSPA Gold Award shows that the health and safety systems in place are clear and robust and I congratulate and thank everyone involved.” 08 | TOMORROW’S FM

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