What are the International Safety Awards?
The British Safety Council International Safety Awards recognise organisations that have demonstrated commitment to occupational health, safety and wellbeing, regardless of their size or the sector they operate within.
Why should I apply?
Our International Safety Awards are recognised globally can help you to continually improve the health, safety and wellbeing standards at your organisation. It takes commitment, hard work and dedication to improve health and safety culture within an organisation. Not only do the International Safety Awards give you the recognition you deserve, they can also help you to:
- Motivate your team
- Prove your success both within your organisation and to others in the industry
- Benchmark yourself against other leaders in the field
- Win new clients, partners and business opportunities
- Showcase your commitment to excellent health and safety standards.
How can I apply?
To apply for the International Safety Awards, you can purchase your application online below.
If you are a British Safety Council member, please access your discount code via the member account area here.
Once payment is received you will receive an email with information about how to assign licences and complete your submission.
International Safety Award
Recognises commitment to exemplary health, safety and wellbeing management. Award submissions are site specific. Successful applicants will be awarded Distinction, Merit or Pass grades based on their final score. There is no quota of grades to be awarded. All applicants are invited to celebrate their success, and winners will receive certificates and trophies, if ordered, by postal delivery in 2022.
Recognise overall 'best in class' submissions to the International Safety Awards, by industry sector. This is a great way to stand out amongst peers and encourages best practice.
Sector Award categories are:
- Oil, gas, mining and quarrying
- Power and utilities
- Construction and property activities
- Wholesale and retail services
- Transportation, distribution and storage
- Leisure, sports clubs, hospitality and catering
- Art and culture – museums, galleries
- Health and social care
- Not for profit
- Financial, IT, legal, scientific and technical services, media
- Local government, defence and public services
- Onshore major hazard.
Best in Country Award
All International Safety Award applicants are entered into this award, provided there is a significant number of applications from the same country. The highest scoring and best overall application will be awarded.
Best in Company Award
This award is for organisations with 50 or more participating sites and recognises the site(s) with the most outstanding applications.
Chief Adjudicator's Award
The Chief Adjudicator's Award is awarded to the ISA application that achieves the highest score each year. This award does not require a submission and the winner/s will receive a certificate of their achievement.
Free to Enter Award Categories
For 2022, we are running a total of seven free to enter awards. These awards are open to all and we particularly welcome applications from small businesses who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
You do not have to purchase an International Safety Award application to enter any of the following free to enter awards.
The CEO Award
Rewarding leadership and strategic vision of CEOs who have made a vital contribution to health and safety of their business and to the wider society during 2021. This award recognises how an individual CEO takes an active role in aligning and championing their organisation's health, safety and wellbeing interests with their internal and external stakeholders.
Health Safety and Wellbeing Ambassador of the Year Award
The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Ambassador of the year Award recognises an employee who, in your opinion, has played a significant role to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues and others. The nominee's primary role does not need to be health and safety.
Team of the Year Award
The Team of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievements resulting in a significant improvement to health, safety or wellbeing from a collaboration of stakeholders which may include members of the organisation, suppliers, subcontractors and/or the wider community.
The James Tye Award
Recognition for an organisation or a team of individuals who have developed and run a campaign in 2021 that has made a significant impact on the health, safety or wellbeing in the workplace.
Wellbeing Initiative Award Powered by Being Well Together
This award recognises and rewards those organisations that have demonstrated a proactive and effective approach to improving employee wellbeing.
Health and Safety Transformation Award - Sponsored by Croner-i
This category is for organisations that have significantly changed or transformed any aspect of health, safety or wellbeing to a significant extent through the use of information. Applicants will be asked to describe the transformation, how it was planned, what information was used to help achieve the transformation and what positive impact it has had on the organisation.
NEW: Seize the Opportunity Award
This new award recognises organisations that have gone the extra mile to seize health, safety or wellbeing opportunities resulting from a crisis. In being nominated for this award, the organisation is agreeing to their name and photograph being used by the British Safety Council in various media channels to recognise their achievement.
|02 November 2021||Early bird deadline (ceased)|
|04 February 2022||Application submission deadline|
|10 March 2022||Results emailed to applicants|
|11 March 2022||Winners list published|
|23 April 2022||Result enquiry deadline|
Additional support and videos
The winners of the 2021 scheme have now been announced. We'd like to congratulate all of our winners who have shown a true dedication to keeping their workers and workplaces healthy and safe over the last year.