Scott Safety leads the way in workplace safety with a British Safety Council Award Win

Scott Safety, one of the world’s leading companies in the design, manufacture and supply of respiratory, personal protection and gas detection equipment, has been recognised for its commitment to workplace health and safety by winning a coveted British Safety Council International Safety Award with Merit.

Andi Callen, EHS Manager at Scott Safety commented: “We are proud to be recognised for the second year running with an International Safety Award. This year has seen the business achieve a significant step up at these Awards and we are proud to have been presented with a Merit. This is testament to our ongoing commitment to ensuring that safety lies at the heart of our business. We are passionate about making sure that this is the number one priority for both our customers, employees, consultants, contractors and will continue to push for further advances in technology and solutions to make workplaces safer.”

The British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards are now in their fifty-sixth year and are open to organisations of all sizes across all industries. The Awards promote high standards of health and safety management practice and look for commitment and determination from winning organisations in preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health. To win an award a company must demonstrate to the judges their commitment and determination to keeping their employees and workplaces healthy and safe.

Scott Safety’s commitment to providing a ‘zero harm’ culture and working environment has been supported by increased investment in health and safety by the business in 2013. This has included the introduction of new initiatives such as a ban on the use of all telecommunications equipment in moving vehicles above the standards required by law and the consistent reduction of lost time accidents which saw the introduction of a 25% reduction target in 2012 as part of a five year plan. Scott Safety is also leading a drive to increase Hazard and Near Miss reporting through its U-ACT process, achieving an increase in reporting of 23% in 2013 and a resulting 16% decrease in accident frequency rate. The business is now targeting a further 10% increase in Hazard and Near Miss reporting in 2014.

Scott Safety has also achieved OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certification for its EHS Management Systems. Both recognise the business’ active management, documentation and reduction of its carbon footprint.

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