The British Safety Council has announced the winners of its annual International Safety Awards, celebrating organisations’ dedication to worker safety.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “The vision of the British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. This requires more than legislation but people committed to health and safety, and increasingly also to workplace wellbeing. It is these people who make it a reality and inspire others to create workplaces that are a key force for good.”
The International Safety Awards recognise dedication and innovation in health, safety and wellbeing in workplaces. 501 organisations from around the world were recognised at the awards, now in their 61st year; with 56 companies receiving a distinction – the highest ranked honour. 248 organisations received a merit and 203 were awarded a pass. Winners included companies in the following sectors:
- Construction and housing;
- Engineering and manufacturing;
- Transport and logistics;
- Oil and mining; and
- Leisure and hospitality.
Recipients of awards were drawn from the UK, China, Dubai, Malaysia and India; among other countries.
Robinson said: “The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards, demonstrates that an increasing number of companies recognise that sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks is a business enabler, benefiting employees, organisations and society as a whole. By celebrating the achievements of the 507 winners of the 2019 International Safety Awards and 61 years of improving health and safety standards around the world, we encourage other organisations to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business. Our warmest congratulations to all the winners. They should be truly proud of their achievement.”
Award winners will be celebrated at a black tie gala dinner in April 2019, which will be hosted by the writer and former press secretary Alistair Campbell.