Globe and Sword winners honoured

The British Safety Council has announced the Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour Winners for 2012.

The Mansion House was the impressive setting for the British Safety Council's awards luncheon on Friday 23 November at which the Globe of Honour and Sword of Honour were bestowed on winning organisations. The event brought together nine member organisations who won the Globe of Honour for exemplary environmental management and 80 organisations who won the Sword of Honour for health and safety excellence.

Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the Trustees of the British Safety Council, in welcoming the winning organisations added her congratulations to those of the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Roger Gifford, who hosted the Mansion House event, the Prime Minister and HSE's Chief Executive Geoffrey Podger who delivered the keynote address.

Lynda said: "What all of the Sword and Globe winning organisations share is a commitment and resolve to achieve the highest standards of health, safety and/ or environmental management and to keep their employees and those affected by their work activities healthy and safe. It is vitally important that we work with you to share your and our knowledge and expertise in order to achieve our vision that no one should be killed, injured or made ill by work activities.

"Six organisations have won both the Sword and the Globe. We congratulate those ‘double’ winning organisations on their impressive achievement. A very warm welcome to His Excellency Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer the Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority winner this year of both the Sword and the Globe."

Winning organisations were truly international with a strong representation from India, the Middle East and Far East, Ivory Coast, France, Italy and the UK. A diverse range of sectors were represented from construction to oil and gas, from custodial services to health and care services, from energy generation and transmission to transport.

Winning organisations included:

  • Adelphi Care Services from Shrewsbury,
  • Aramark Remote Services from Aberdeen,
  • Balcas Timber from Eniskillen Northern Ireland,
  • Castle Leisure from Merthyr Tydfil,
  • DDW Paxocean Shipyard from Singapore,
  • Larsen & Toubro Heavy Engineering at Talegoan,
  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlets at Bridgend, Roubaix and Noventa di Piave,
  • Norec Bulk Handling Terminal, Liverpool,
  • Serco Hassockfield Secure Training Centre and United Biscuits Midlands Distribution Centre