British Safety Council has revealed the winners of its prestigious 2019 International Safety Awards, which recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have shown a true dedication to keeping their workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2018 calendar year.
This year, 507 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. 57 organisations were awarded a distinction, 250 were awarded a merit and 200 organisations achieved a pass.
The full list of winners is at here.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council, said: “The vision of the British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. This requires more than legislation but people committed to health and safety, and increasingly also to workplace wellbeing. It is these people who make it a reality and inspire others to create workplaces that are a key force for good.
“The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards, demonstrates that an increasing number of companies recognise that sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks is a business enabler, benefiting employees, organisations and society as a whole. By celebrating the achievements of the 507 winners of the 2019 International Safety Awards and 61 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; Multiplex Middle East, Jumeirah Gate Project Dubai, and VolkerRail Ltd, Doncaster; engineering and manufacturing businesses, such as Airbus Operation Ltd, Filton; BAE Systems Naval Ships, Glasgow, and Texas Instruments, Greenock; transport, distribution and logistics companies, such as Royal Mail Group – Stansted Airport; Nobia UK Darlington Logistics, and Vroon Offshore Services Ltd, Aberdeen; and oil and mining companies, such as Kuwait Oil Company Export & Marine Fields, Ahmadi; Malaysian Refining Company SDN BHD, Melaka, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited-Rajkot Depot.
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; Kuwait National Petroleum Company - Head Office, GardaWorld International Protective Services, and Qatar Railways Company's Depot South, Qatar.
Celebrate at the International Safety Awards Gala Dinner, Friday 5 April 2019
Mike Robinson added: “I look forward to celebrating the success of the International Safety Award winners at our International Safety Awards Gala Dinner, which will be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on the night of Friday 5 April 2019.
“The black-tie event will be hosted by Alistair Campbell, writer and communications expert, best known for his former role as Tony Blair’s spokesman and press secretary. It will feature a formal presentation of the awards, a fine dining experience and an evening of live entertainment and dancing.”