We are delighted to announce that the University of Exeter’s Grounds Team is the RoSPA Best New Entry UK winner!
This is in addition to the RoSPA Health & Safety Gold Award that we have won.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a recognised world wide industry leader in health and safety excellence.
These awards recognise the systems and processes we have in place to protect our staff working in areas of potential high risk and that we ensure all our staff understand how to keep themselves and others safe.
We are delighted to announce that the University of Exeter’s Grounds Team have been awarded the RoSPA Health & Safety Gold Award!
RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) is a recognised world wide industry leader in health and safety excellence and advice.
The Gold Award recognises the efforts made to have systems and processes in place that protect staff working in areas of potential high risk and an understanding across all the members of the Grounds Team to keep themselves and others safe.
This fantastic achievement was the result of a year’s work and a group effort involving the Grounds Team and the Health and Safety Team at the University of Exeter.
It is excellent recognition for the effort David Evans from the Grounds Team and Ian Stone from the Health and Safety Team put in to compiling and submitting the application to RoSPA.
The annual Grounds Staff Celebration Event was held on Friday 6th December 2019; this event is held every year to thank all our staff for their hard work, enthusiasm and dedication during the past year and to celebrate our successes.
Successful Open Days with excellent feedback on the quality of the grounds;
Successful Graduation ceremonies;
Successful Redcot Garden Party;
Success in resecuring the Green Flag Award for Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus;
Success in delivering an excellent student outdoor sports experience and a BUCS top 10 league position;
Success with increasing income through plant sales;
Success in delivering business as usual during severe weather incidents such a high winds and snow and ice treatments;
Success in achieving over 2,800 followers on the Grounds social media platform.
The Grounds staff celebrating!
The staff also have an opportunity to vote for the prestigious Grounds awards! The fabulous winners this year were:
The Grounds Team have proudly celebrated the successful re-achievement of the prestigious Green Flag Award for 2019/20 for our beautiful Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus.
The Award is the mark of a quality park or green space which has achieved the international standards for open space excellence and reflects the hard work that our dedicated team put into maintaining and nurturing our grounds to the highest standards.
Streatham Campus receives the award for the eighth consecutive year and St Luke’s Campus for the sixth consecutive year.