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International Safety Awards

Our International Safety Awards recognise organisations from around the world who have demonstrated a commitment to protecting their workers from the risk of injury or illness at work. Applications for the 2019 awards open in June 2018.

Seven reasons to enter

Recognition - boost the prominence of the work delivered by your team and get the recognition you deserve

Grow your organisation - winning an award has led many successful organisations to find new clients, new partners and new opportunities

Independent validation - gain endorsement from our independent panel of expert health and safety practitioners

Cultivate new talent - winning or being shortlisted for a Young Health and Safety Champion of the Year award propels young workers along an incredible career path

Become a trailblazer - new awards in wellbeing and innovation give your organisation the opportunity to get the recognition you deserve as leaders in these critical fields

Four free awards - providing the smallest and newest organisations with the opportunity to be recognised alongside established organisations

Be part of something special - Reward your teams and celebrate your achievement at our Gala Dinner in London

Applying for an International Safety Award

Applications for the 2019 International Safety Awards scheme will open in June. Email awards@britsafe.org to register your interest.

International Safety Awards and Gala Dinner

International Safety Awards - 2018 highlights


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Our International Safety Awards culminate in a celebratory Gala Dinner that takes place each Spring at an exclusive London venue.

The awards presented on the night include:

  • Distinction awards
  • 13 sector awards
  • Health and Safety Champion of the Year
  • Young Health and Safety Champion of the Year
  • Award for Employee Wellbeing Initiative
  • Award for Innovation to Improve Occupational Health and Safety
  • Bravery Award.

The Gala Dinner is a celebration of global health and safety achievements throughout the year. You don't need to have won an award to attend.

Entering the International Safety Awards

Eligibility criteria

The International Safety Awards are open to businesses all over the world who care about occupational health, safety and wellbeing. Applications must be made by site or business unit. To be eligible, a senior person at that site must confirm that in the previous year, the site or business unit has not:

  • suffered any fatalities
  • been subject to any prohibition notices
  • been the subject of any convictions in relation to health and safety
  • had any ongoing criminal investigations or prosecutions pending in relation to this site/business unit.

How to enter

To win an International Safety Award applicants are required to:

  • Purchase entry licences
  • Allocate licences to yourself or others to complete
  • answer a series of questions about their health and safety management which are marked by a panel of independent adjudicators
  • Submit the application before the deadline.



2018 questions and guidance documents

2019 questions and guidance documents

Will be available in June 2018

The International Safety Awards is a remarkable way of demonstrating that your organisation is on the right track when it comes to Health and Safety . . . It can also be used as a powerful tool when influencing the Leadership team on initiatives for continuous improvement.
Spencer Lee MSc. Grad IOSH, Health and Safety Manager, Arsenal Football Club

Should you have any queries, please contact our customer service team on +44 (0)20 3510 8355 or email customer.service@britsafe.org.