EMCOR UK has been recognised with a ‘Distinction’ at the 2022 British Safety Council International Safety Awards.
Now in their 64th year, the awards celebrate organisations from around the world that 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. The awards also celebrate organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work.
549 organisations from 39 countries have been presented with an International Safety Award in 2022. Recipients represent several sectors, including construction, manufacturing, oil, gas, mining, power and utility sectors. 135 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 204 organisations were awarded a Merit and 210 organisations achieved a Pass.
Keith Chanter, EMCOR UK CEO, comments: “Health and safety in the workplace has arguably never been more important. I’m delighted that EMCOR UK has been awarded a distinction and thank every one of our employees for making this possible.”
Jonathan Gawthrop, Executive Director, Wellbeing Sustainability and Assurance at EMCOR UK, says: “We take great pride in being industry leading when it comes to workplace health, safety and wellbeing. This award is the result of a long-term strategy and commitment that ensures workplace safety is embedded into everything that we do.”
Nicola Pakenham-Walsh, the facility services provider’s Head of Risk Assurance, adds: “We put a lot of effort into ensuring that our workplaces are safe and healthy and this award is testament to that. This proven success is great news for our employees, clients and their customers as we can showcase our commitment to health and safety.”
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, says: “The British Safety Council applauds EMCOR UK on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and hard work to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.
“The vision of British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. Achieving this requires more than complying with legislation; it means people committed not only to health and safety but also more and more to workplace wellbeing and impelling others to follow suit.
“A significant number of companies recognise that effective management of health and safety risks is a business growth enabler, benefiting not just employees, but organisations and wider society. By celebrating the achievements of the 549 winners of the 2022 International Safety Awards and over six decades of improving health and safety standards around the world, we encourage other organisations to adopt this approach and place employees’ health, safety and wellbeing at the core of their business.
“Our heartfelt congratulations to EMCOR UK.”