Burton’s own Coopers Square Shopping Centre has scooped a prestigious health and safety award.
The centre, in the middle of Burton town centre, was handed the president’s award in a scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA.
Judges from RoSPA evaluated how the centre handles health and safety, especially at management level.
David Chadfield is the centre manager for Coopers Square and has expressed his pride after the shopping centre received the award. He said: “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award that showcases our dedication to providing the highest standard of health and safety.
“It is our job to ensure Coopers Square is a safe place to shop and the Coopers Square team work hard to ensure this is achieved.
"To have recognition for this at one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry is a fantastic accomplishment for everyone involved.”
This year marks the centenary of the awards being held, being the 100th year they have been running.
The awards are levelled at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. This is the 10th straight year that Coopers Square has been given the gold level.
RoSPA hands awards to a range of business and organisations from across the UK and specialist awards are given for occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety.
Julie Small is the head of awards and events at RoSPA. She said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record.
“Achieving the standard required is no mean feat. This is a special year in the history of RoSPA and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year.”
For more information about the RoSPA awards, visit www.rospa.com/awards.