The British Safety Council has announced the winners of its 2014 International Safety Awards, which recognise and honour the achievements of winning organisations in keeping their workplaces and workers healthy and safe during the 2013 calendar year.
This year, 521 organisations of all sizes and sectors from around the world won an International Safety Award, including businesses from the UK, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the West Indies. 46 organisations were awarded a distinction, 333 organisations were awarded a merit and 142 organisations achieved a pass.
Congratulating the winners, Alex Botha, the British Safety Council’s chief executive, said: “2014 marks the 56th year of the International Safety Awards, which celebrate those organisations that have shown a real dedication and commitment to preventing injury and ill health in the workplace.
“The success criteria for these awards is challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of achieving high standards of health and safety at work. It was also clear from the applications that the winning organisations recognise that getting health and safety right is a business enabler, which brings both financial and social benefits for organisations and their people.”
He added: “Our vision is that no one should be injured, made ill or killed by work activity, anywhere in the world, so it’s wonderful to see that winners of the 2014 awards are truly international; from Kuwait Oil Company to China State Construction Engineering Corporation; Reliance Industries of India to Kenya Airways.
“Winners are drawn from a broad range of sectors dealing with different risks – from the transport and distribution sector, with winners such as DHL Supply Chain North West and Glasgow Airport; to the oil and gas sector, with winners including Bahrain National Gas Company, Indian Oil Corporation and Offshore Design Engineering Ltd. The construction and civil engineering industry is also well represented with many winners including Brookfield Multiplex Europe, ISG, J. Murphy and Sons, Kier and Willmott Dixon.
“I look forward to celebrating the success of the award winning organisations at our Gala Dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 25 April. Our warmest congratulations to all of the winners.”
The Gala Dinner
The International Safety Awards Gala Dinner is open both to the winners of this year’s awards and any other organisation or individual in the UK or internationally that wishes to celebrate their own commitment to health and safety and to network with like-minded organisations and individuals. The event is attended by hundreds of companies and individuals from the UK and overseas, and combines formal award presentations with a fine dining experience and an evening of live entertainment. The keynote speaker at this year’s ceremony is Kevin Myers, acting chief executive of the Health and Safety Executive.
Mr Botha added: “The Gala Dinner is a great way for winning organisations and other safety-conscious businesses to reward their employees, contractors and business partners for their hard work in helping to keep their workplaces and colleagues healthy and safe.
“It is also a perfect way to promote and publicise health and safety achievements by inviting clients, customers, contractors and business partners to join the celebrations on the night.”
Places at the Gala Dinner cost £225.00 + VAT per person, or a discounted rate of £1,995 + VAT for a table of 10.
The final deadline for all bookings is 11 April 2014.
To book places at the Gala Dinner, go to www.britsafe.org/galadinner, call +44 (0)20 8741 1231, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
International Safety Award winners 2014
The full list of International Safety Award winners for 2014 can be found here.
Further information on the International Safety Awards can be found at: www.britsafe.org/isa