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British Safety Council announces winners of International Safety Awards 2022
British Safety Council announces winners of International Safety Awards 2022

549 organisations worldwide have received a highly prized accolade for their work in health, safety and wellbeing, as the British Safety Council reveals the winners of its prestigious International Safety Awards 2022.


The awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world that have shown a true dedication over the last year to keeping their workers and workplaces healthy, safe and well.


This year, 549 organisations of all sizes and sectors won an International Safety Award from 39 countries worldwide – including the UK, China, India and the Middle East, as well as countries in Africa, South East Asia, and Central America. 

Amongst the winners, there was significant representation from the construction, manufacturing, oil, gas and mining, and power and utility sectors. The winners include such companies as BAE Systems Maritime Services, ISS, Morrison Energy Services, Willmott Dixon Group (UK), The Second Construction Limited Company of China Construction Eighth Engineering Division (China), Larsen & Toubro Limited (Mauritius), WSP Middle East (United Arab Emirates), NTPC and TATA Projects (India).

135 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 204 organisations were awarded a Merit and 210 organisations achieved a Pass.

More firms excelling in health, safety and wellbeing

The total number of successful entries this year was higher than in 2021, when 387 awards were given out. There was also a significant increase in the number of Distinctions awarded in 2022 compared with 2021 – up from 13 per cent to 21 per cent. There was also a significant fall in the percentage of applicants who were unsuccessful in their application, just 15 per cent in 2022 (compared with 29 per cent last year). 


The full list of winners is here 

“Each year, the International Safety Awards recognise organisations that have achieved the highest standards in health and safety from around the world. This year we have seen even more reaching that level and winning an award,” observed Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council.  “This makes British Safety Council’s vision that no-one, anywhere in the world, should be injured or made ill through their work all the more important, especially when we face ever increasing risks from factors such as climate change and global instability.

Placing workers’ H&S at the heart of business

“Winning an International Safety Award requires organisations to show they are investing in their employees’ health, safety and wellbeing and that everyone from the top down make health and safety a core part of their work and inspire others to do the same. In celebrating the achievements of the 549 winners in 2022, we encourage other organisations to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business,” British Safety Council’s CEO continued. “Our warmest congratulations to all the winners of this year’s International Safety Awards, they should be truly proud of their achievement.”

While the pandemic has, over the past two years, caused the usual accompanying gala dinner to be cancelled, British Safety Council is looking at the feasibility of an event in 2022. Further details will be provided in due course.

More award-winners to be announced in May

Other International Safety Awards for 2022 will be announced in May. These accolades include:

• Seize the Opportunity Award: A new award recognising organisations that have gone the extra mile to seize health, safety or wellbeing opportunities resulting from a crisis. 

• CEO Award: Recognising the leadership and strategic vision of CEOs who have made a vital contribution to the health and safety of their business and to the wider society during 2021. The award recognises how an individual CEO has taken an active role in aligning and championing their organisation’s health, safety and wellbeing interests with their internal and external stakeholders. 

• Health and Safety Transformation Award – sponsored by Croner-i: For organisations that have significantly changed or transformed any aspect of health, safety or wellbeing to a significant extent through the use of information. 

• Health, Safety and Wellbeing Ambassador of the Year Award: Recognising an employee who, in the opinion of the organisation or person nominating them, has played a significant role in ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues and others. 

• Team of the Year Award: Recognising outstanding achievements resulting in a significant improvement to health, safety or wellbeing, from a collaboration of stakeholders, which may include members of the organisation, suppliers, subcontractors and/or the wider community. 

• The James Tye Award: Recognising an organisation or a team of individuals who have developed and run a campaign in 2021 that has made a significant impact on health, safety or wellbeing in the workplace. It is named after British Safety Council’s founder, James Tye, who campaigned tirelessly on issues such as life jackets and seat belts.

• Wellbeing Initiative Award – powered by Being Well Together: Recognising and rewarding those organisations that have demonstrated a proactive and effective approach to improving employee wellbeing. 


Setting the standard for over six decades

Now in their 64th year, the International Safety Awards recognise an organisation’s commitment to excellent standards of health, safety and wellbeing management.

Businesses of all sizes, types and sectors around the world can apply for the Awards. There were 12 award categories in 2022, including seven that were free to enter. 

Since its foundation in 1957, registered charity British Safety Council has campaigned tirelessly to protect workers from accidents, hazards and unsafe conditions, and played a decisive role in the political process that has led to the adoption of landmark safety legislation in the UK. Its members in more than 60 countries are committed to protecting and improving the wellbeing of workers, believing that a healthy and safe work environment is also good for business.

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