British Safety Council announces winners of the International Safety Awards

Published:  12 March, 2020

The British Safety Council has revealed the winners of its prestigious 2020 International Safety Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have shown a true dedication to keeping their workers and workplaces healthy and safe over the last year.

This year, 509 organisations of all sizes and sectors won an International Safety Award, including businesses from the UK, Africa, Asia, India, mainland Europe and the Middle East. 87 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 250 organisations were awarded a Merit and 172 organisations achieved a Pass.

The full list of winners is here

Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said:

“It is our vision at the British Safety Council that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. Achieving this requires organisations to invest in workplace health, safety and wellbeing. But it also depends on business leaders, managers and staff making health and safety a reality and inspiring their colleagues to do the same. The International Safety Awards recognise those who have made outstanding achievements in health and safety across the world.

“The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards, shows that an increasing number of companies are embracing the management of health and safety risks as an enabler of business, benefiting people, companies and society. By celebrating the achievements of the 509 winners of the 2020 International Safety Awards and 62 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.”

The winners are drawn from various industry sectors. They include construction and housebuilding companies, such as Kier Construction, London; Afcons Construction, Dubai, and VolkerRail Ltd, Doncaster; engineering and manufacturing businesses, such as BAE Systems Naval Ships, Glasgow and Volvo; transport, distribution and logistics companies Nobia UK Darlington Logistics, and Vroon Offshore Services Ltd, Aberdeen; and oil and mining companies, such as Kuwait National Petroleum Company; Malaysian Refining Company SDN BHD, Melaka, and Indian Oil Corporation.

The leisure and hospitality sector is also well represented with winners such as Arsenal Football Club, Emirates Flight Catering, Dubai and Muscat International Airport, Muscat.

International winners include China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp, Dubai and Qatar Railways Company's Depot South, Qatar.

Website: www.britsafe.org

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