Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings (UAE) and Saudi Amana Contracting (KSA) have each won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of their commitment to keeping their workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2017 calendar year.

Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings (UAE) and Saudi Amana Contracting (KSA) are among 183 organisations to win a Merit in the 2018 International Safety Awards.

Now in their 60th year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year.

In 2018, 623 organisations won an International Safety Award. They span all sectors and are drawn from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 15 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 183 organisations were awarded a Merit and 351 organisations achieved a Pass.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings (UAE) and Saudi Amana Contracting (KSA)  on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2018 with Merit: “The British Safety Council commends Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings (UAE) and Saudi Amana Contracting (KSA) 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.”

“The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards demonstrates that an increasing number of companies recognise that sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks is a business enabler. It benefits workers, their families, businesses and society as a whole. By celebrating and sharing the achievements of the winners of the International Safety Awards, we encourage businesses all over the world to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business.

“Our warmest congratulations to Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings (UAE) and Saudi Amana Contracting (KSA). All of those working at Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings (UAE) and Saudi Amana Contracting (KSA) should be rightly proud of their achievement.”

International Safety Awards for Amana Contracting

Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings (UAE) and Saudi Amana Contracting (KSA) Win 2018 International Safety Award

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, Employee Wellbeing Initiative and Health and Safety Innovation awards, will be announced at the International Safety Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 27 April 2018.

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

About the British Safety Council
The British Safety Council is a world-leading expert in workplace health, safety and environmental management. It is a charity and membership organisation. The vision of the British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill at work.

Since 1957, the British Safety Council has been campaigning to keep workers healthy and safe. Led by its charismatic founder James Tye, the organisation contributed to the creation of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974. It also helped to establish the British Wellness Council in 1979, which ahead of its times, dealt with stress in the workplace, as well as other issues.

More recently, the British Safety Council has focused its activities on workplace health and well-being, including mental health. In January 2017, British Safety Council helped to launch the Mates in Mind programme, which provides information, support and training on mental health for the construction industry. In February 2018, the British Safety Council launched a range of mental health training courses which are designed to start conversations about mental health and support employees who are experiencing mental ill-health.

The British Safety Council leads health and safety forums for all sectors of industry, facilitating and promoting best practice in Britain and overseas. It also works closely with leading charities in the fields of health, safety, wellbeing and mental health in the workplace.

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