This is the first year VolkerRail has entered the award and demonstrates the commitment made to health and safety management.
Alex Botha, chief executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated VolkerRail on its success: "On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate VolkerRail and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award with distinction. All of those working at VolkerRail have made this award possible which recognises their dedication and commitment in preventing injury and ill health in the workplace. It was also apparent that applicants recognise that getting health and safety right is a business enabler.
"The success criteria for our International Safety Awards are challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of ensuring the risks of injury and ill health in the workplace are properly controlled. Awards have an important part to play in driving improvements in health and safety management year on year. VolkerRail should be rightly proud of their achievement. We are proud of our association with VolkerRail and their commitment to keeping their employees and workplaces healthy and safe. Our congratulations."
Stuart Webster-Spriggs, HSQE director at VolkerRail, said:" This is a tremendous achievement and reflects highly upon our commitment to health and safety."
The International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 56th year, is open to UK and international organisations of all sizes across all industries and seeks to promote high standards of health and safety management practice in order to prevent workplace injury and ill health. The award winners have demonstrated to the judges their commitment and determination to prevent workplace injuries and work-related ill health.
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