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Our 2016 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 submit the answers online. 

The 2016 International Safety Award scheme has now closed and culminated in a Gala Dinner that took place on Friday 6 May 2016.  Download the 2016 International Safety Awards Winners' list and watch the highlights of the event here. 

Register your interest in the 2017 International Safety Awards

Why apply for an International Safety Award?

The International Safety Awards are:

  • Independently marked by experienced health and safety practitioners
  • An invaluable award endorsing your health and safety management
Please note each application covers a single site or business unit. ​

Benefits of applying:
  • Demonstrate your commitment to high standards of health and safety management
  • Press coverage for your winning site/business unit
  • Attendance at the winners' Gala Dinner
  • Use of 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
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. This was free to any site/bussiness unit completing a International Safety Award application. The 2016 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, technical services and media
  12. Local government, defence and public services
  13. Onshore major hazard  

A shortlist of 2016 Sector Awards was announced in April, the winners were presented with their certificate on stage at the International Safety Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 6 May 2016 in London. 

Health and Safety Champion and Young Health and Safety Champion
This is the fourth year that the British Safety Council was pleased to invite applications for two individual health and safety awards. These awards were introduced to recognise individuals who, through their passion, commitment and dedication, have helped make a difference by keeping their colleagues and others healthy and safe.
Organisations submitting an application for an International Safety Award also took the opportunity to submit one or two employees who have contributed to the overall health, safety and welfare on their site or in their business. This was free to enter to any site/business unit completing a 2016 International Safety Award application. The two awards were:

  • Health and Safety Champion of the Year
  • Young Health and Safety Champion of the Year

Organisations were only able to nominate ONE employee (applicant) for each of these two awards for each site/business unit application submitted, i.e. they could submit one for the Health and Safety Champion and one for the Young Health and Safety Champion per application. 

A shortlist of the final nominees was announced in April. The winners were presented with their awards on stage at the 2016 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner

How applications were marked
You can view our 2016 marking scheme, read the 2016's Chief Adjudicator’s report or call +44 (0)20 3510 8355 if you have any questions.

Results for the 2016 International Safety Awards were issued to the main contact who completed the application on Monday 7 March by 17.00 GMT. If you did not receive your result please contact our customer service team
on +44 (0)20 3510 8355. 

Distinction Trophy
All sites/business units that attained a distinction and attended the 2016 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner, received a distinction trophy automatically as part of the Gala Dinner package. It featured the International Safety Awards logo and has been designed to reflect the impressive achievement. If you achieved a distinction but are unable to attend the Gala Dinner, you can still purchase a distinction trophy.

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

Gala Dinner
The International Safety Awards Gala Dinner 2016 was held at the famous Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 6 May 2016 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 2016 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner here. ​

Don't forget...
If you discuss the event online, please use #intsafetyawards to get others involved.​ 

Useful downloads
2016 International Safety Awards - Winners' list
2016 International Safety Awards - Chief Adjudicator's report
2016 International Safety Awards - guidance for applicants
2016 International Safety Awards - results enquiry policy and application
2016 International Safety Awards - FAQ's
2016 International Safety Awards - plaque order form
2016 International Safety Awards - distinction trophy order form
British Safety Council Events - terms and conditions ​

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

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