The British Safety Council's International Safety Award is awarded following rigorous and independent assessment of an organisation's health and safety policies and procedures by an adjudication panel.
For an organisation to win this coveted award it must provide evidence that it has comprehensive health and safety policies in place. It must also show clear commitment to health and safety from the boardroom to the shop floor and be committed to promoting a positive safety culture throughout the business. It is important that the winning organisations are able to demonstrate the competence of those responsible for the management of health and safety and can provide clear evidence about the improvements they have achieved in health and safety during the year.
Julie Nerney, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, says: 'For more than 50 years, the British Safety Council has led the way in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice in society. In the 21st century, many organisations worldwide are understandably making health, safety and environmental management their top priority. Through achieving an International Safety Award, Armac Group is helping to make our vision of a healthy and safe working environment a reality.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown added his congratulations to the winners: 'I am delighted to send my congratulations to all of those organisations presented with an award by the British Safety Council. These awards recognise the crucial success that those organisations and their employees have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters at an international level. The event provides an opportunity to recognise publicly the important contribution made by the British Safety Council. The Government would like to place on record its appreciation of the support given by the British Safety Council in raising public awareness of the benefits which effective health, safety and environmental management brings to business, employees, the environment and economy as a whole.'