Templer HomeBuild, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teign Housing, has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping keep its customers and staff safe.
The company, which completes repairs and gas servicing in Teign Housing properties, has achieved a Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. It is the first time they have entered the awards, since being established in Summer 2017.
The 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.
Jo Reece, chief executive of Teign Housing and Templer HomeBuild said: “We are delighted that the Templer HomeBuild team’s commitment to keeping customers and staff safe has been recognised. This is the highest standard, and it’s particularly notable given it’s our first application to RoSPA.
“We also achieved this safety standard alongside improving our customer satisfaction and speed of performance on repairs. Congratulations to all those involved.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.
Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.
There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.
Notes to editors
Templer HomeBuild is a subsidiary of Teign Housing, which is supported by Ian Williams. The company delivers more than 18,000 repairs per year as part of its comprehensive responsive repairs service (including gas servicing and repairs) as well as offering a host of additional property services such as: planned maintenance works, voids, cyclical painting solutions and appliance testing and repairs. It was created in Summer 2017.
Teign Housing is a charity and registered social landlord that manages over 3,600 homes across South Devon, from Dartmoor National Park to the urban centres of Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish. It is dedicated to providing high quality customer services and making the local area a better place to live by creating sustainable communities and working in partnership. Teign Housing is committed to promoting equality and diversity and is environmentally aware. Teign Housing was formed on the 4th February 2004, after residents voted for the transfer of Teignbridge District Council’s council homes. It holds platinum Investors in People.