The British Safety Council have announced the winners of this year’s international Safety Awards. These awards are designed to celebrate organisations worldwide that have shown a dedication to keep their Health and Safety at a high standard.
This year, there were 531 organisations all a variety of different sizes and from different sectors won an International Safety Award. The winners included companies from round the world including the UK, Africa, Asia, India, mainland Europe and the Middle East. Out of these 531 organisations receiving an award, 31 businesses received a distinction, 300 businesses were awarded a merit and 200 achieved a pass.
This years’ International Safety Awards was their 59th and it allows independent judges to assess whether organisations from around the world have demonstrated their obligation to protect the health and safety of their staff. This involves making sure that the businesses do everything they can to ensure their workers are safe from being injured or falling ill because of their job role.
The independent judges for the scheme look for a reasonable amount of management of the Health and Safety risks by businesses. Making the workplace safe is vital and can bring long term benefits to the workers and employers. Ensuring Health and Safety regulations are at their best will also benefit society as a whole, knowing that they are in a safe environment when they go into a workplace.
Celebrating the organisations that are named winners at the International Safety Awards should encourage more and more businesses to improve their Health and Safety measures. The winners of the award gain publicity which can boost the success of the companies. The 2017 and 60th International Safety awards Gala Dinner will be hosted by Gabby Logan and held on the 5th May.
This year’s winners include Abu Dhabi Island, Indian Oil, Sotech General Contracting Limited, Bibby Distribution Limited, Carillon Services and Kier Construction Central- RAF Cranwell FTS.