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International award recognises Dounreay commitment to safety

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd is one of the global organisations to be awarded the British Safety Council's highest rating

The International Safety Awards for 2014 were given in recognition of organisations’ proven commitment to workplace health and safety.

DSRL is one of 46 world-wide winners who received the award “with distinction” – the highest rating.

The British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 56th year, is open to UK and international organisations of all sizes across all industries, and seeks to promote high standards of health and safety management practice in order to prevent workplace injury and ill health.

Award-winning companies have demonstrated to the judges their commitment and determination to prevent workplace injuries and work-related ill health.

The winning organisations span all sectors from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the West Indies.

This long-established award has this year been won by over 500 organisations.

DSRL Assurance Director Alan Scullion said that the health and safety of the workforce was non-negotiable:

We are determined to ensure that everyone goes home safely at the end of the day.

Winning an award from the British Safety Council is a huge encouragement to us to continue rooting out practices and behaviours that put the safety of people and the environment at risk.

Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated DSRL on its success:

On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate DSRL and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award with distinction.

All of those working at Dounreay have made this award possible which recognises their dedication and commitment in preventing injury and ill health in the workplace. It was also apparent that applicants recognise that getting health and safety right is a business enabler.

The success criteria for our International Safety Awards is challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of ensuring the risks of injury and ill health in the workplace are properly controlled. Awards have an important part to play in driving improvements in health and safety management year on year.

Published 20 March 2014