October 19, 2012

SHP IOSH Award Winners Announced

Last night at an outstanding awards ceremony, set in the salubrious surroundings of London’s Park Lane Hilton hotel, the golden envelopes were opened to reveal the winners of the coveted SHP IOSH Health and Safety Awards.

Maybo was proud to sponsor the Best Achievement in Healthcare and the Public Sector Award, the shortlist for which included:

  • Cardiff University
  • Enfield Council
  • Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
  • West Mercia Police
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

The winners...

West Mercia Police scooped the Best Achievement in Healthcare and the Public Sector Award for their ambitious project known as 'The Plan’ which set out to improve safety culture at the force and make sure health and safety is practically applied in operational policing. "Positive outcomes included a reduction of 16 per cent in the number of work days lost, increased accident/near-miss reporting, and a marked change in safety culture and compliance."

The IOSH Award entrants need to demonstrate and evidence a real improvement in health and safety to be considered for the shortlist. To win amongst strong competition highlights the commitment West Mercia Police has made to this project, which the judges observed has been "well managed" and "provides a commendably sound foundation for the intended three-year programme of improving safety management and establishing a strong safety culture."

On presenting the Award, Maybo Chief Executive, Richard Smith said, "We're delighted to be able to support recognition for organisations whose commitment to excellence and innovative approach has made a real difference to the safety and wellbeing of frontline staff. Well done to all the finalists and many congratulations to West Mercia Police on winning this Best Achievement category."

Other award winners on the night included:

‘Best achievement in Construction’ Mace

‘Best achievement in Manufacturing' - Aggregate Industries

‘Best achievement in a Utility and Offshore' - British Gas

‘Best achievement in Retail and Leisure' - Lloydspharmacy

‘Best achievement in Transport and Logistics' - Crossrail

'Achiever of the Year' - Helen Kettle, Mersey Travel

'Innovation of the Year' - Nationwide Platforms

'Campaign of the Year' - Tristar Transport Company

'Training Initiative of the Year' - Tube Lines

'Partnership Initiative of the Year' - Nobia UK and Darlington College

'New Entrant of the Year' -  Danny Kearney, Lee Demolition

'IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award' - Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor

The charity chosen by awards entrants to benefit from the night was Bowel Cancer UK. £4,800 was raised in the draw for the three prizes donated by Maybo, the London Hilton and Grosvenor House. 

Click here for details of all the finalists and winners of the 2012 SHP IOSH Awards