Safety Groups UK



- August 2022 -

SGUK Awards for 2021

Our awards ceremony for the SGUK Excellence and Outstanding Service Awards was held at the Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live event in Manchester on Monday 23rd May 2022

As always, the ceremony was excellent and demonstrates that efforts are appropriately recognised and rewarded.

My thanks go to everyone who was able to join us.

Details of winners are available on the 2021 winners page and photographs/videos are in the Chair's Report and via the Gallery.

SGUK Awards for 2022

The judging panel for the SGUK Innovation and Development Through Education Awards 2022 has concluded its judging. The judges were very impressed with the variety and calibre of entries, which always makes choosing an overall winner difficult.

It is therefore my pleasure to inform you of the results and pass on my congratulations to those who achieved awards, theirs was an outstanding achievement of which they should be very proud.  We hope that it will inspire them and others to enter next year, remember entries are free.

SGUK Innovation Awards

Overall winner and winner of the Lord Cullen Trophy was Adman Civil Projects Ltd for their entry: “Emergency Peat Rescue Innovation – Using materials and equipment readily available onsite”.

The judges recognised that this was a response to a real workplace health and safety issue.  Their entry showed innovation throughout and will have a lasting legacy.

The Overall Winner’s Safety Group and winner of the Alan Porter Rose Bowl was the Northern Ireland Safety Group

The entry that took 2nd place and winner of the Stevenson Shield was Sonomatic RAIS for their entry: “Sonomatic Magnetic Laser Cleaning and Inspection Crawler”.

The judges acknowledged that this was an innovative technical response to significant health and safety risks related to the entry of vessels for cleaning and inspection.  The entry they submitted for the Innovation Awards showed real promise and should make a great improvement to an important area of health and safety in the workplace.

Of the entries received for the Innovation Awards, the entry from Craigie High School was selected to be Highly Commended by the judges for its innovation.


SGUK Development Through Education Awards

Overall winner and winner of the Scottish Chamber of Safety silver punch bowl was Craigie High School for their entry: “WATCH YOUR BACK film. LOcHER Project.” Watch Your Back - a #LOcHERproject by Craigie High School - YouTube

The development through education presented was outstanding. The judges loved that they took a traditional health and safety issue and created an enjoyable and effective educational process for those directly involved and others in the school.  As their entry included the production of a video it can be shared widely and the lyrics will be remembered, providing a lasting educational impact.  

Of the entries received for the Development Through Education Awards, the entry from Adman Civil Projects Ltd was selected to be Highly Commended by the judges for the holistic approach they took to education and development.

Feel free to promote this success widely, we hope it will help to encourage others to submit entries for our Innovation and Development Through Education Awards in 2023.

Kind regards

Norman Stevenson



Innovation and Development Through Education

Innovation & Development Through Education Awards Only

Continuing our phased return of the SGUK Awards, our 2022 Awards will comprise two awards that recognise specific achievements in the fields of innovation and education.  The awards are open to individuals and organisations who wish to gain recognition for their success and make their ideas available to others to use free of charge.

There are no fees to enter.  Entry forms for the Innovation Awards and the Development Through Education Awards are below, please follow the links. 

SGUK Awards 2022 - Timetable

Open for entries from 21st March 2022

Closing date for entries is Friday 29th July 2022

Shortlisting of entries Monday 1st August 2022

We will carry out an initial assessment of submissions after the closing date to determine which submissions will be shortlisted to proceed to the next stage, which involves a presentation to the judging panel during a virtual meeting using Teams.

To provide an opportunity for your entry to proceed to the presentation stage you will initially need to keep yourself available during the two-day period.  If selected to take your entry forward to the presentation stage you will be offered a 30-minute period for your presentation.   

Presentation stage for entries – Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th August 2022

Notification to winners – week commencing 15th August 2022

The awards ceremony for these prestigious awards will be announced shortly.

Members of all local safety groups, supporters, colleagues, friends, sponsors and associates are welcome to join us for the ceremony.

SGUK Awards 2022 – Entry forms, rules and guidance

It is a condition of entry that submissions for the Innovation and Development Through Education Awards are made available to be shared, copied or adapted and used by Safety Groups and other organisations free of charge.

Entrants must be willing to present their entry to the judges during a virtual meeting, at a time and date during the presentation stage, to be advised. The presentation should be no more than 30 minutes and will be followed by questions from the judges.

Innovation Awards

Guidance & Entry Form

In recognition of the innovative work being done to raise the standards of health and safety.

The SGUK Innovation Awards are open to all organisations of any size based or operating in the UK, whether or not they are currently members of a Safety Group. Our aim is to celebrate and share best practices and the latest thinking and innovation in health and safety management.

  • First prize winner
Lord Cullen Trophy
  • Safety Group of the first prize winner
Albert Porter Rose Bowl
  • Second prize winner
Stevenson Shield

Development Through Education Awards

Guidance & Entry Form

In recognition of effective educational engagement of learners of any age to advance health and safety.

This award is for Safety Groups, their member organisations or other organisations willing to become a member of a Safety Group that have involved learners of any age in an initiative that demonstrates effective educational engagement to advance health and safety.  This is likely to include those in school, at college, in apprenticeships, in university or early in their employment who are involved in initiatives whereby awareness of problems and solutions arising from risks has been increased or new solutions to old risk problems have been discovered.

  • First prize winner                                             SCoS Award, Silver Punch Bowl


Information on previous winners is included on the website, you might find it useful to find out more about them.



Excellence and Outstanding Service


Our awards ceremony for the SGUK Excellence and Outstanding Service Awards took place at the Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live event at the Manchester Central Convention Complex on Monday 23rd May 2022

Excellence Awards, incorporating the Alan Butler AwardBT Logo

In recognition of excellence among groups and open to all Health & Safety Groups that are members of SGUK

  • Overall Winner - 

    Northern Ireland Safety Group

   The Alan Butler Award
  • Gold Award Winners

    Hereford Health and Safety Group

    South Cumbria Occupational Health and Safety Group

    South and West Wales Safety Group

    Northern Ireland Safety Group

   SGUK Awards Gold Certificate
  • Silver Award Winners

    Birmingham Health, Safety and Environmental Association

    Kent Health and Safety Group

    North Lincs Health and Safety Group

    North West Construction Safety Group

   SGUK Awards Silver Certificate
  • Bronze Award Winners

    Wiltshire Occupational Safety & Health Association

   SGUK Awards Bronze Certificate

Outstanding Service Awards, incorporating the Maurice Adamson Award

In recognition of the outstanding service of an individual nominated by their Health & Safety Group that are members of SGUK

The winning individual's name is engraved onto The Maurice Adamson Shield which they can proudly display for 1 year

The winning individual also receives a miniature commemorative shield to keep.


Phillip John Jones of the South and West Wales Safety Group


Chris Pike of the Kent Health and Safety Group

Val Kennedy of the South Cumbria Occupational Health and Safety Group

Amanda Coughlan of the Grangemouth Contractors Safety Alliance