Celebrate good times, come on

11 Mar

If you’re still ‘umming’ and ‘arring’ about whether to apply for an International Safety Award this year, you haven’t got long left to register your interest. The deadline to register is 15 March and applications must be received by 31 March.

The award scheme culminates each year in a spectacular celebratory banquet at the Grosvenor House in London. Having attended the event for the last three years, I think it’s a fantastic occasion that really celebrates success. But don’t just take my word for it…

Garry Williams, health and safety manager, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service says:
“Myself, the occupational health manager and two other colleagues attended the International Safety Awards ceremony last year. It was a great success, very well organised and hugely entertaining.

“The night provided an opportunity for us as an organisation to celebrate our achievement. In the health and safety field it is all too easy to concentrate on what is not working well rather than what is working well. We also had the benefit of being able to talk with other award winners, not only from the fire and rescue arena, but wider industries.

“Would we attend again? Most definitely!”

Steve George, principal health, safety and environmental manager, Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd says:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the ISA banquet ceremony. The various speeches and the entertainment were particular highlights for me.

“An end to a hard year and the success of receiving the award were the main benefits to me as well as mixing with others equally committed to raising health and safety standards.

“I believe it’s extremely important to celebrate success. Health and safety gets enough bad press and many don’t understand what we do and the reasons why we do.

“The banquet is a great opportunity to highlight the positive achievements of the health and safety industry and for us as an organisation to celebrate our own success.”

And winning an International Safety Award can bring many benefits to your business…

Shervin Nejand, occupational health and safety manager, Wandsworth Council says:
We decided to apply for an International Safety Award to get third-party accreditation for our management systems.

“Being awarded the International Safety Award gives us assurance that our health and safety management processes are up to scratch. We also celebrate our success to staff, which encourages and motivates them. We will definitely continue to apply for the award.”

Simon Atherton, health, safety and environmental manager, Watson Steel Structures Ltd says:
As a member of the Severfield-Rowen PLC Group, Watson Steel Structures Ltd has always put health, safety and environmental performance at the heart of its business. We made the decision to apply for the International Safety Award to highlight to our clients and partners our ongoing commitment to the health and safety.

“Through achieving an International Safety Award, Watson Steel Structures Ltd has been recognised and rewarded for its continued pursuit of better health and safety standards and performance.”

Andrew Butt, manager – health and safety, Essex Probation says:
Essex Probation decided to apply for the International Safety Award to benchmark its health and safety management system against other similar organisations both nationally and internationally.

“We have applied again this year to make sure our standards are still high. We aim to be regarded as the employer and service of choice by the public and voluntary and private sectors.”

I hope this has encouraged you to apply for an International Safety Award and I look forward to seeing you at the banquet.

Visit www.britsafe.org/isa for more information. 


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