Following gruelling tests by a strict independent adjudicating panel. Fugro GEOS, the global provider of oceanographic & meteorological (metocean) services and systems, was given the highly regarded International Safety Award by the British Safety Council for the third consecutive year.
Only companies with below average accident rates are eligible to apply, and winners must also have good safety policies, plans and commitment to health and safety at the highest board level. They must detail their health and safety officer’s qualifications and provide information about significant advances they have made in health and safety for the year.
David Ballard, CE of the British Safety Council, says: “ For nearly fifty years we have led the way in promoting health, safety and environmental best practice in society. In the 21st century, many organisations worldwide are now making health and safely a top priority. Through achieving an International Safety Award, Fugro GEOS is helping to make our vision of a safe working environment a reality.”
Prime Minister Tony Blair added his support: “I send my congratulations to all of those organisations being presented with an award by the British Safety Council. These awards recognise the success that these organisations and their employees have achieved in their pursuit or excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters. The Government would like to place on record its appreciation of the support given by the Council in raising awareness of the benefits that effective health, safety and environmental management brings to business, employees and the environment.”
“This is a great achievement for us,” says Fugro GEOS managing director, Jeff Coutts. “Having won this award for the third year running. The safety ethos within Fugro GEOS is strong, and we will continue to build on it as we strive for a safe environment for our employees and clients.”