NCD Campus General 10New College Durham wins internationally recognised health and safety accolade from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

NCD won a gold Award in the Occupational Achievement category, demonstrating its dedication to ensuring its staff and students are safe every day.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Karl Fairley, Deputy Chief Executive at New College Durham, said: “At New College Durham, safety isn't just a priority; it's a way of life. Winning the prestigious RoSPA Gold Award is a testament to our dedication to s the well-being of our staff and students. I am immensely proud of our college commitment to health and safety excellence. This recognition reaffirms that our collective efforts are making a profound impact. We believe in fostering a culture where safety thrives, and this award underscores our ongoing journey towards creating a secure and thriving environment for all.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said:

“Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.

“We are thrilled that New College Durham has won a RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

Sponsored by Croner-i, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.