Heron Bros has been presented with International Safety Award for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.

Heron Bros has won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2017 calendar year.

Heron Bros is one of 183 organisations to win a Merit in the 2018 International Safety Awards.

Now in their 60th 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.

In 2018, 623 organisations won an International Safety Award. They span all sectors and are drawn from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 15 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 183 organisations were awarded a Merit and 351 organisations achieved a Pass.

Damian Heron, Group Managing Director at Heron Bros said: “We are delighted to be awarded with this International Safety Award from the British Safety Council. The health and safety of our workforce is of critical importance to our business which is why it remains at the very top of our corporate agenda. Safety is a fundamental right of every person who works for, or interacts with Heron Bros. Our Start Smart Safety programme ensures safety remains an inherent part of our mind-set, it maintains focus and promotes operational discipline in performing every task the right way every time.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Heron Bros on their success in winning the award: “The British Safety Council commends Heron Bros on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.”

“The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards demonstrates that an increasing number of companies recognise that sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks is a business enabler. It benefits workers, their families, businesses and society as a whole. By celebrating and sharing the achievements of the winners of the International Safety Awards, we encourage businesses all over the world to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business.”

“Our warmest congratulations Heron Bros. All of those working at Heron Bros should be rightly proud of their achievement.”


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