A top national award which celebrates best practice in safety and health within education has been won by an Essex academy for the second year running.
Maltings Academy in Witham is the winner of the Excellence in Health and Safety category at the 2016 Education Business Awards.
The accolade was sponsored by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and was one of 21 handed out at a ceremony held at The Grange Hotel, St Paul’s, in London.
Maltings Academy works closely with AET and other local organisations to share information on safety and health practice. It has also won a five-star British Safety Council Health and Safety Award three years running.
It runs well-being days for staff and involves students in first-aid training sessions. Health and safety is one of its seven key objectives and the Witham based academy continually reviews and audits its performance.
After collecting the award, Maltings head of academy Emma Baker (pictured right), said: “The award ceremony was a great experience. We were so pleased that we won. It’s a testament to the facilities team and all staff and students who work so hard. Health and safety is at the core of what we do and it was nice to be recognised.”