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British Safety Council launches 2014 International Safety Awards

The British Safety Council has launched its 2014 International Safety Awards to celebrate excellence in occupational safety and health.

The awards are designed to recognise an organisation’s commitment to good health and safety management during the 2013 calendar year.

Set up in 1958, the awards are open to organisations of all sizes and sectors, both members of the British Safety Council and non-members in the UK and overseas.

Last year, 470 organisations from a wide range of industry sectors and countries won an International Safety Award, including Aston Martin Lagonda, Barclays, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Delhi International Airport, Kier Construction, Kuwait Oil Company, Notting Hill Housing Group, United Biscuits and the University of Edinburgh.

Launching the awards, Alex Botha, British Safety Council chief executive, said: “Excellent health and safety management is good for people and good for business it makes workplaces safer and healthier. Good health and safety is good business.

“The International Safety Awards recognise those organisations from around the globe that have shown a real commitment and dedication to keeping their workplaces and workers healthy and safe.

“By winning an International Safety Award, an organisation can enhance its reputation among employees, customers and shareholders, publicise its achievements in managing health and safety, and encourage other businesses around the world to strive to ensure that no one is injured or made ill at work.”



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