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ISS gains 30 International Safety Awards including two Distinctions

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Distinctions, the highest rating awarded by the British Safety Council, for ISS in 2019
ISS UK & Ireland has gained 30 International Safety Awards from the British Safety Council. Two of these awards are at ‘Distinction’ level which is the highest rating given by the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2018 calendar year.

The Distinction levels for Health & Safety have been granted to just 56 organisations worldwide in the 2019 International Safety Awards. The two business units at ISS to reach this level are Healthcare and Food Services (Business & Industry). The ISA awards are granted to a range of ISS business units such as Technical Services., and for client sites in sectors across Financial Services, Professional services, Manufacturing, Retail and more.   

In 2019, 507 organisations won an International Safety Award. They span all sectors and are drawn from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to the 56 organisations awarded a Distinction (of which 19 are in the UK & Ireland), 248 organisations were awarded a Merit and 203 organisations achieved a Pass.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, "ISS on their success in winning this record number of International Safety Awards, in particular the two with Distinction: “The British Safety Council commends ISS on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.”
   
Matthew Brabin, CEO, ISS UK & Ireland, “This recognition by the British Safety Council serves to reinforce that we at ISS take a long-term strategic approach to support and protect our people and our planet. In doing so, we ensure that we can deliver excellence in workplace and people management for our clients, communities and stakeholders.”

Stephanie Hamilton, Head of People and Culture, ISS UK"I’m so proud of this fantastic achievement, an amazing 30 International Safety Awards for ISS in the UK & Ireland, with two of these awards accredited to Distinction standard, which is an award achieved by less than 10% of businesses. It is great to see the effect of our people working collaboratively across our organisation, delivering our ultimate ambition that returns every person home safely after their work activity.”

Tim Proctor, Director of Health, Safety, Environment, Quality  & Corporate Responsibility, ISS UK commented, “Every single one of our ISS Great People  working  for both clients and our own business areas are behind our success in the ISA awards this year. The awards, which include two highly sought Distinctions, are positive proof of the ISS intention to ensure workplace wellbeing is achieved and maintained across the nation. These awards are further demonstration of our commitment to ensure  Every one of our People does the right thing in Everything they do Every time they do it."

About the International Safety Awards scheme

The International Safety Awards are open to organisations of all types, sizes and sectors in the UK and internationally, both members of the British Safety Council and non-members, and relate to the health and safety management at a specific site or business unit. 

Applicants must answer a series of online questions about their management of health and safety risks during the previous year which are assessed by a team of independent chartered health and safety professionals. If the application meets the required standard, a pass, merit or – for really exceptional submissions – a distinction is awarded. 

Selected high scoring winning organisations are shortlisted for additional ‘Sector Awards’ recognising outstanding sites and business units in up to 13 individual business sectors, as judged by the independent adjudicators.

The International Safety Awards scheme also features two awards to recognise exceptional individual performance of non-health and safety professionals who played a significant role keeping their work colleagues safe and healthy. These are the Health and Safety Champion of the Year Award, for personnel aged 25 or over, and the Young Health and Safety Champion of the Year Award, for personnel aged 16-24.

These allow organisations applying for an International Safety Award to nominate individual employees who have gone the extra mile to help protect the health, safety and welfare of their colleagues and others.

The winners of the Sector Awards and the Health and Safety Champion and Young Health and Safety Champion of the Year, as well as two new awards, Team of the Year Award and Bravery Award, will be announced at the International Safety Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 5 April 2019.

More information on the International Safety Awards can be found at: www.britsafe.org/isa

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If you have a question about ISS UK and Ireland, please contact:

Rebecca Jennings
UK Marketing and Communications Manager - ISS UK

Tel: (+44) 07974 100017

Rebecca.Jennings@uk.issworld.com

About the British Safety Council

The British Safety Council believes that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work. 

Since its foundation in 1957, the 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.

As part of its charitable work, the British Safety Council leads health and safety networking forums for all sectors, facilitates and promotes best practice in Britain and overseas. It also offers a range of services and products, including training, qualifications, publications, audits and awards. The British Safety Council works closely with organisations, charities and individuals who share its vision of ensuring that every worker goes home at the end of the day as healthy as they were when they went to work.