26/04/2002

NI urged to enter National Safety Awards scheme

The British Safety Council is inviting businesses and organisations in Northern Ireland to enter its National Safety Awards scheme.

Six organisations in Northern Ireland are in line for awards with applications invited from large and small enterprises, and from public and private sectors. Last year more than 1,000 organisations were honoured.

Winners must have lower than average accident rates, good safety policies and safety plans and commitment to health and safety at the highest board level. They must also detail their health and safety officers' qualifications and provide details of significant advances in health and safety, plus notification of any impending legal action.

David Ballard, Director General of the British Safety Council, said: "The National Safety Awards highlight organisations that reach the top levels of health and safety. They are a mark of a proven and significant achievement in safety standards."

Winning companies are invited to attend a banquet in London on May 17, the biggest event in the safety calendar. National Safety Awards entry forms are available from Annette Cross on Tel: 020 8600 5593.

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