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Leading health, safety and wellbeing champions from around the world have been shortlisted for British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards 2022.

Hundreds of health, safety and wellbeing experts will once again gather in London on 24 June 2022 at an event to celebrate this year’s winners and find out which of them will take away the ultimate category awards.

After a two-year break caused by the Covid pandemic, the International Safety Awards 2022 will take place at the prestigious Sheraton Grand Park Lane London. The Gala Dinner, which this year will be hosted by broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle, will combine a formal presentation ceremony with a dinner and an evening of live entertainment.

This year, 549 organisations of all sizes and sectors won British Safety Council’s acclaim. They came from as far as Africa, Asia, India, mainland Europe and the Middle East. 135 applicants achieved a distinction, 204 achieved a merit and 210 achieved a pass. Only the best of the best gets the opportunity for an overall category award.

A new award for 2022 is the Seize the Opportunity Award, which recognises organisations that have gone the extra mile to seize health, safety or wellbeing opportunities resulting from a crisis. Shortlisted for 2022 are:

  • ParkerSteel
  • Capita plc
  • Don Catchment Rivers Trust
  • Balanced Engineering & Engineering Pte Ltd
  • Fatima Fertilizers Company Limited
  • WSP India
  • China Railway No.10 Engineering Group Co.,
  • Ltd K–Electric

First introduced in 2018, the Wellbeing Initiative Award, powered by British Safety Council’s Being Well Together programme, recognises and rewards organisations that have demonstrated a proactive and effective approach to improving employee wellbeing. Shortlisted for 2022 are:

  • Collaborative Procurement Partnership
  • Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Ferrovial
  • Ubu
  • WSP India

Introduced in 2019, the Team of the Year Award recognises outstanding achievements resulting in a significant improvement to health, safety or wellbeing, from a collaboration of stakeholders. This may include members of the organisation, suppliers, subcontractors and/or the wider community. Shortlisted for 2022 are:

  • Covid Team – Abu Dhabi Civil Defence
  • Health & Safety Committee – Moulton College
  • HSEQ Team – Ricardo Rail
  • Construction Team – China Overseas Building Construction Limited
  • Occupational Health and Safety Team – Dubai Airports
  • Road Accident Reduction Community
  • Team – Khon Kaen Road (Thailand) Safety Warriors

The CEO Award recognises the leadership and strategic vision of CEOs who have made a vital contribution to the health and safety of their business and to the wider society during 2021. The award recognises how an individual CEO has taken an active role in aligning and championing their organisation’s health, safety and wellbeing interests with their internal and external stakeholders. Shortlisted for 2022 are:

  • James Cumming – Simple Safety Advice Ltd
  • Mr. Ibrahim Lari – SIBCA
  • Mr. Ravindra Kumar VJ – Aurobindo Realty and Infrastructure PVT limited.

Other awards include the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Ambassador of the Year Award, which recognises an employee who, in the opinion of the organisation or person nominating them, has played a significant role in ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues and others. Shortlisted for 2022 are:

  • Anna Rafferty, mainstream SHEQ Coordinator – Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Tian Xiaobing, Safety Director – China Construction Eighth Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd. Zhengzhou Jinan – High Speed Railway Project Division 8
  • Nick Millington, Leader of the Network Rail Safety Task Force – Network Rail
  • Liz Gandara, Operations Manager – Collaborative Procurement Partnership
  • Li Xuefeng, Project Manager – China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corporation Limited
  • Mr. Gajraj Singh Rathore, President (Dolvi, Salav & Anjar) – JSW Steel Ltd
  • Gary Freeman, Site Manager – Anglian Water @One Alliance
  • Captain Dr. Mansoor Khalfan Al-Mansoori, Dubai Police General Headquarters

The Health and Safety Transformation Award – sponsored by Croner–I recognises organisations that have significantly changed or transformed any aspect of health, safety or wellbeing to a significant extent through the use of information. Shortlisted for 2022 are:

  • Fatima Fertilizers Company Limited
  • NDT Global
  • China Construction First Group Corporation Limited – CSCEC Intelligent Safety Platform
  • China Railway No.10 Engineering Group Co., Ltd
  • Jincom on behalf of National Highways
  • VPS UK Ltd

Finally, the James Tye Award recognises an organisation or a team of individuals who developed and ran a campaign in 2021 that made a significant impact on health, safety or wellbeing in the workplace. It is named after British Safety Council’s founder, James Tye, who campaigned tirelessly to improve health and safety at work. Shortlisted for 2022 are:

  • BAE Systems
  • Nippon Gasses Offshore
  • China Railway No.10 Engineering Group Co., Ltd
  • Dubai Airport

The full list of shortlisted organisations can be seen here.

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