We have won an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council in recognition of our commitment to keeping our workers and workplaces healthy and safe.
We are one of 135 organisations to win a distinction in the International Safety Awards 2022, being recognised for all our hard work during 2021 to help keep our staff safe, healthy and well in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Now in their 64th year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health.
The awards also acknowledge organisations that have shown a commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work.
Councillor Alan Gardiner, Cabinet Spokesperson for Core Services, said: “We’re incredibly proud to once again be receiving this award. To be recognised by the British Safety Council is a fantastic achievement and a testament to all the hard work we’ve seen across the council to keep our staff safe over the past year.
“This award is for all our staff, who I would like to thank for everything they’ve done to keep their teams healthy and safe throughout the pandemic, including promoting the importance of mental health and workplace wellbeing.”
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council, congratulated us on our success, saying: “The British Safety Council applauds Barnsley Council 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 encouraging others to follow suit.
“Our heartfelt congratulations to Barnsley Council. Everyone working for the council should be enormously proud of their achievement.”