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Speedy wins top international safety award

Speedy has scooped a prestigious international award from one of the world’s leading health and safety training, advisory and audit bodies. Following rigorous assessment by an independent adjudication panel, the British Safety Council has presented the company with the International Safety Award.

For an organisation to win this coveted award it must demonstrate that it has comprehensive health and safety policies, targeted plans and a clear commitment to health and safety, from the shop floor to the boardroom.

It must be committed to the promotion of a positive safety culture. The winning organisation must have demonstrated the competence of those responsible for the management of health and safety and provide clear evidence about the improvements they have achieved in health and safety during the year.

Mr Brian Nimick, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said:

“For more than 50 years, the BSC has led the way in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice in society. In the 21st century, many organisations worldwide are understandably making health, safety and environmental management their top priority. Through achieving an International Safety Award, Speedy is helping to make our vision of a healthy and safe working environment a reality.”

Mark Turnbull, safety, health, environment and quality director at Speedy said:

“It is fantastic that our health and safety work has been recognised with this award. Health and Safety in the construction industry has been a top priority for a number of years and we will continue to provide the equipment, training and advice to help our customers meet a wide range of health and safety standards.”

Last year Prime Minister Gordon Brown added his congratulations: “I am delighted to send my congratulations to all of those organisations being presented with an award by the British Safety Council.

“These awards recognise the crucial success that these organisations and their employees have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters at an international level.

“The event provides an opportunity to publicly recognise the important contribution made by the British Safety Council in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice.

“I would like to place on record my appreciation of the support given by the Council in raising public awareness of the benefits effective health, safety and environmental management brings to business, employees, the environment and the economy as a whole.”