International Safety Award winners for 2016 announced

Businesses from around the globe have won British Safety Council awards for commitment to protecting workers from being injured or made ill at work.

The British Safety Council has announced the winners of its 2016 International Safety Awards, which recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world that have shown a real dedication to keeping their workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2015 calendar year. 

This year, 444 organisations of all sizes and sectors won an International Safety Award, including businesses from the UK, Africa, Asia, mainland Europe and the Middle East. 30 organisations were awarded a distinction, 245 were awarded a merit and 169 organisations achieved a pass.

The full list of winners is at:

Congratulating the winners, Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “2016 marks the 58th year of the International Safety Awards, which celebrate and reward organisations from around the world that have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges a commitment to preventing their staff being injured or made ill at work. 

“The British Safety Council’s vision is that no one should be injured or made ill at work – anywhere in the world; and the International Safety Awards shine a light on those businesses who are taking sensible and effective steps to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers and others who could be harmed by their work activities.

“All the evidence shows that sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks at work brings real and lasting benefits for workers, their families, businesses and society as whole.

“By celebrating and sharing the achievements of the winners of the International Safety Awards, we can encourage and inspire other businesses everywhere to follow their lead and give workers’ health and safety the priority it rightly deserves.

“Our warmest congratulations to all the winners.”

The winners are drawn from a diverse background, and include construction, housebuilding, civil and rail engineering companies such as Brookfield Multiplex, Lovell, McNicholas and VolkerRail; engineering and manufacturing businesses such as BAE Systems and JCB; and transport, distribution and logistics companies such as Addison Lee, Associated British Ports, Glasgow Airport and Kenya Airways. The charity and leisure sectors are also well represented with winners such as the YHA and the Rugby Football Union’s Twickenham Stadium.

International winners include Alişan Logistics of Turkey, Bahrain National Gas Company, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, Delhi International Airport, GAIL (India), Indian Oil Corporation and Larsen & Toubro.

Celebrate at the International Safety Awards Gala Dinner, Friday 6 May 2016

Mike Robinson added: “I look forward to celebrating the success of the International Safety Award winners at our spectacular Gala Dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on the night of Friday 6 May 2016.

“The black-tie event will be hosted by Cathy Newman, broadcaster, journalist and newsreader, and will feature the formal presentation of the awards, a fine dining experience and an evening of live entertainment and dancing.

“I would also like to extend our invitation to attend the Gala Dinner to any organisation or individual from around the world that wishes to celebrate good health and safety performance and network with people and businesses committed to protecting workers from injury and ill health. The evening is a great way to reward your employees, contractors, business partners and clients for their hard work in helping to keep your workplaces healthy and safe."

Those who purchase a ticket for the Gala Dinner before Friday 8 April 2016 will be entered into a prize draw to spend the night of Friday 6 May in a superior room plus breakfast for two at the Grosvenor House Hotel (terms and conditions apply).

Book here for the International Safety Awards Gala Dinner.