Published date: 24 March 2022

NHS Property Services is presented with an International Safety Award

NHS Property Services is presented with an International Safety Award with Distinction for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.

NHS Property Services has won an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2021 calendar year. NHS Property Services is one of 135 organisations to win a Distinction in the International Safety Awards 2022.

Now in their 64th year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year. The awards also acknowledge organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work.

In 2022, 549 organisations won an International Safety Award. They span all sectors with significant representation from the construction, manufacturing, oil, gas, mining, power and utility sectors. Winners were drawn from 39 countries worldwide. 135 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 204 organisations were awarded a Merit and 210 organisations achieved a Pass.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council, congratulated NHS Property Services on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2022 with a Distinction: “The British Safety Council applauds NHS Property Services on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and hard work to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.  

“The vision of British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. Achieving this requires more than complying with legislation; it means people committed not only to health and safety but also more and more to workplace wellbeing and impelling others to follow suit.

“The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards, demonstrates that a significant number of companies recognise that effective management of health and safety risks is a business growth enabler, benefiting not just employees, but organisations and wider society. By celebrating the achievements of the 549 winners of the 2022 International Safety Awards and over six decades of improving health and safety standards around the world, we encourage other organisations to adopt this approach and place employees’ health, safety and wellbeing at the core of their business.”

 “Our heartfelt congratulations to NHS Property Services. All of those working at NHS Property Services should be enormously proud of their achievement.”

Sheena Eyre, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at NHS Property Services, said: "We are committed to continue to improve health, safety and wellbeing at work and developing a positive safety culture throughout NHS Property Services. I am very proud of the team and all those across NHSPS promoting health and safety at work for helping us achieve this award from The British Safety Council, especially with Distinction."