VPS: finalist for international health and safety award


The British Safe­ty Coun­cil Inter­na­tion­al Safe­ty Awards has select­ed VPS as the only UK rep­re­sen­ta­tive on its short­list for organ­i­sa­tions that have sig­nif­i­cant­ly changed or trans­formed an aspect of health, safe­ty or well­be­ing, through the use of infor­ma­tion. The oth­er five com­pa­nies include a Chi­nese con­struc­tion con­glom­er­ate, one of the world’s Top 500 com­pa­nies, and a Cana­di­an multinational. 

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

They span all sec­tors with sig­nif­i­cant rep­re­sen­ta­tion from the con­struc­tion, man­u­fac­tur­ing, oil, gas, min­ing, pow­er and util­i­ty sectors. 

Car­olyn Smith, VPS Direc­tor of Health, Safe­ty and Well­be­ing, said: To gain this recog­ni­tion in such an incred­i­ble inter­na­tion­al field is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment, and demon­strates the hard work of all our staff to ensure that we oper­ate to the high­est safe­ty stan­dards. VPS has an unwa­ver­ing com­mit­ment and pas­sion for keep­ing peo­ple safe at work. Build­ing a safe­ty plat­form and umbrel­la for all is crit­i­cal, not only for our staff, but for our cus­tomers too, as we part­ner with the con­struc­tion and util­i­ty sec­tors for pro­vid­ing safe­ty and secu­ri­ty services.”

Mike Robin­son, Chief Exec­u­tive of British Safe­ty Coun­cil, said: 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. Effec­tive man­age­ment of health and safe­ty risks is a busi­ness growth enabler, ben­e­fit­ing not just employ­ees, but organ­i­sa­tions and wider soci­ety. The Inter­na­tion­al Safe­ty Awards encour­age oth­er organ­i­sa­tions to adopt this approach and place employ­ees’ health, safe­ty and well­be­ing at the core of their business.”

For more infor­ma­tion about the British Safe­ty Coun­cil Awards vis­it https://​www​.brit​safe​.org/​award…