Amana Contracting Group has won an International Safety Award with distinction from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2014 calendar year.

Now in their 57th year, the International Safety Awards seek to celebrate and promote the success of the winning organisations and their employees in maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all. They are open to businesses, public and third sector bodies of all sizes and sectors. The 2015 award winners have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health.

More than 500 organisations won an International Safety Award for 2015, and the winning organisations span all sectors and range from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the West Indies.

Neal Stone, acting Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated [name of winning organisation AND site/division/project] on its success. “On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate Amana Contracting Group and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award with distinction for 2015. All of those working at Amana Contracting Group have made this award possible, which recognises their commitment to preventing injury and ill health in the workplace.

“It was also apparent that these winning organisations overall recognise the value that proportionate and sensible management of occupational health and safety risks brings to the organisation, its people and society.

“The International Labour Organisation estimates that every year over 2.3 million people globally are senselessly killed due to workplace injury and work-related ill health and an estimated 4% of global GDP is lost due to health and safety failure. Awards have an important role to play in shining a light on those employers who are taking sensible and effective steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their workers, celebrating their efforts and encouraging other businesses everywhere.

“The International Safety Awards rightly reflects the importance of aiming for good standards of health and safety at work. Amana Contracting Group should rightly be proud of its achievement. Our congratulations.

“I look forward to celebrating the success of the winning organisations at our Gala Dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on the evening of Friday 25 April 2015. The black-tie event will be hosted by well known broadcaster and journalist Louise Minchin and will include formal presentation of the award certificates, official presentation photographs, a three-course dinner and a night of live entertainment and dancing.

“I would also like to extend our invitation to attend the Gala Dinner to any organisation or individual globally that wishes to celebrate the benefits of good health and safety performance. The evening is an ideal way of promoting and publicising your organisation’s health and safety record by inviting customers, clients and business partners to celebrate with you on the night.”

Snapshot of Amana Safety Induction video

Amana recently launched a multilingual safety induction video.

About the International Safety Awards

The International Safety Awards is an annual scheme designed to recognise and reward good health and safety management by organisations of all sizes and sectors around the world during the previous calendar year.

Organisations answer a series of online questions about their management of occupational health and safety risks at a specific site or business unit which are marked by independent adjudicators. If the application meets the required standard, a pass, merit or – for really exceptional submissions – a distinction is awarded.

The list of International Safety Award winners for 2015 is at: www.britsafe.org/isa

About the British Safety Council

For more than half a century we’ve been a trusted guide to excellent health, safety and environmental management. We have educated millions of workers and made hundreds of thousands of workplaces safer for everyone. We do this by sharing information, supporting, advising, educating and campaigning. We are a not-for-profit.

We have set out the five steps and the supporting actions we believe are essential to ensure healthy and safe work activities in our manifesto, Working Well – see: www.britsafe.org/manifesto

We would be grateful if you could use British Safety Council in full rather than abbreviating to BSC when quoting our organisation.