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The 2015 International Safety Awards were open to any organisation, and related to the health and safety management at a specific site or business unit. Organisations answered 12 questions about their health and safety management and submitted the answers online. View the 2015 questions and the marking scheme. The application process for the 2015 awards scheme has now closed. Register your interest in the 2016 International Safety Awards by emailing Imogen Ash, our Awards and Events Co-ordinator.

Why apply for an International Safety Award in 2016?

The International Safety Awards are:

  • Independently marked by experienced health and safety practitioners
  • An invaluable award endorsing your health and safety management

  • Demonstrates your commitment to high standards
  • Press coverage for your organisation
  • Attendance at the winners' gala dinner
  • Winners' logo and certificate
  • Distinction winners' trophy (available to those attending the gala dinner in person and to purchase)
  • Winners’ plaque (available to purchase).

Sector Awards
2015 International Safety Award winning organisations could be nominated for a 'Sector Award' for outstanding sites and business units within their sector, as judged by our independent adjudicators. The 2015 sector categories were as follows:

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Oil, gas, mining and quarrying
  3. Power and utilities
  4. Construction and property activities
  5. Wholesale and retail services
  6. Transportation, distribution and storage
  7. Hospitality and catering
  8. Education
  9. Health and social care
  10. Not for profit
  11. Financial, IT, legal, scientific and technical services, media
  12. Local government, defence and public services
  13. Onshore major hazard  

Click to read which organisations made the 2015 shortlist. The 2015 winners were announced at the 2015 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner that took place on Friday 24 April 2015 in London. 

Health and Safety Champion and Young Health and Safety Champion
There were two special individual awards presented alongside the International Safety Awards. One for the “Health and Safety Champion of the Year” and the second for the “Young Health and Safety Champion of the Year”. 
These two awards were an opportunity for organisations already submitting a 2015 International Safety Award application to nominate individual employees for their contribution to the organisation’s overall improvements in health, safety and welfare on site. The requirement was that their contribution was over and above their role and that their main role is not health and safety related. This was free to enter to any organisation completing a 2015 International Safety Award application. ​In 2015 the "Health and Safety Champion of the Year" was sponsored by Mount Anvil Centre of Excellence. ​
The chair of the judges panel announced the winners at the 2015 International Safety Awards Gala DinnerClick to read which individuals made the 2015 shortlist and who won.

How applications are marked
You can view our 2015 marking scheme, read the 2015's Chief Adjudicator’s report or call +44 (0) 20 3510 8355 if you have any questions. Applications are marked by adjudicators who award distinctions for exceptional submissions. 

Distinction Trophy
All organisations that attain a distinction and attend the 2015 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner, received a distinction trophy automatically as part of the Gala Dinner package. It features the International Safety Awards logo and has been designed to reflect the impressive achievement. If you achieved a distinction but were unable to attend the Gala Dinner, you can still order a distinction trophy here.

Winners' plaque
To celebrate your company's achievement in the International Safety Awards, commemorative wall plaques are available to purchase. This unique winners' plaque, features the International Safety Award logo and is designed to be used indoors or outdoors. 

Gala Dinner
The International Safety Awards Gala Dinner 2015 was held at the famous Grosvenor House Hotel on London on Friday 24 April 2015 to celebrate the success of the winners. Attendees enjoyed a spectacular evening that included awards presentations, a fine dining experience, fabulous entertainment and dancing. 

Find out more about the 2015 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner here. ​

Useful downloads
List of winners for 2015
2015 International Safety Awards chief adjudicators report
2015 International Safety Awards guidance for applicants 
2015 International Safety Awards marking scheme with questions
2015 International Safety Awards results enquiry policy and application form
2015 International Safety Awards completing your online application guide
2015 International Safety Awards - distinction trophy order form
2015 International Safety Awards - plaque order form

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

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Winning the International Safety Award has impacted positively on the image of our company and on the morale of our hard working employees
Adeshina Nurudeen
Head of HSE Department, Marbu Contracting Company
Please see our video from the 2014 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner