The International Safety Award winners for 2017 have been announced by the British Safety Council. The awards were announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the 5th May as part of the International Safety Awards Gala Dinner. The winners were announced at the event by Lynda Armstrong OBE from the Chair of Trustees and Mike Robinson the Chief Executive of the British Safety Council.

At the event the individual winners of the Health and Safety Champion and the Young Health and Safety Champion were also revealed. The event celebrated the achievements of the 535 companies from around the world that won an award. The number and caliber of the applicants showed the panel of judges a high level of commitment to keeping their employees healthy and safe while at work.

The British Safety Council has been running for around 60 years and works to provide a trusted guide that leads to an excellent level of health, safety and environmental management. The Council haave worked to change opinions about the significance of managing risks in the workplace as well as outside of it. However, the council acknowledge the businesses that adopt the change and adapt to the different practices. The annual Awards event takes place in order to recognise the role of businesses that keeping the British Safety Council going.

The Health and Safety Champion Award was given to Kieren McCafferty of Walker Construction in Kent. For this category the highly commended award went to Stephen Wilkinson of Addison Lee in London. The Young Health and Safety Champion was given to Sophie Harwood of Waldeck Consulting and Wilmott Dixon Interiors’ Tom Arkley was given the highly commended award.

The Sector Awards are given out each year to the organisations that were considered by the judges to be outstanding in their respective sectors. Among the winners of these categories are L&T Construction, Arsenal Football Club, Dubai Municipality and Bahrain National Gas Company.