Alan Butler Awards for Excellence
South and West Wales Safety Group
Gold Award Winners
- Herefordshire Health and Safety Group
- Humberside Occupational Health and Safety Group
- Kent Health and Safety Group
- London Health and Safety Group
- North West Construction Safety Group
- South Cumbria Occupational Health and Safety Group
Silver Award Winners
- East Anglia Construction Safety Group
- North Lincs Health and Safety Group
- Tayside Integrated Safety Association
- Wiltshire Occupational Safety and Health Association
Bronze Award Winners
- Charities Safety Group
Maurice Adamson Award for Outstanding Service
Lee Fisk of East Anglia Construction Safety Group
This Award was introduced in 2010 to commemorate the work of Maurice Adamson who worked tirelessly for over 20 years in improving the standards of health and safety and was the driving force behind the committee of the Teesside Safety Group.
The award is to recognise the 'Outstanding contribution from an individual to the Safety Groups Movement'. This year the calibre of nominations received was again exceptional, highlighting again the extraordinary contributions that individuals make to ensure the success of the Groups.
Winners of the Lord Cullen Trophy – 1st Prize
- Dundee & Angus College – for their excellent work with students to nurture learner engagement in relation to Winter Health Checks on vehicles. Students from the vehicle engineering department of the college carried out winter health checks on staff and students’ vehicles. It was an innovative and creative way to take their course a step forward and bring this important topic to life for staff and students. D&A Winter Health Checks - YouTube
Winners of the Albert Porter Rose Bowl
- Tayside Integrated Safety Association – the local Safety Group of the 1st prize winner.
Winners of the Stevenson Shield – 2nd Prize
- MVV Environment Baldovie – for their LOcHER project to identify and communicate the main hazards facing the organisation, which was driven by their interns and apprentices. One of the important aspects of the project was that it used the fresh perspective of those involved to research and revise how hazards were depicted and communicated in the organisation. This gained the attention and support of MVV leaders and strong worker engagement. (#MEBLOCHERPROJECT)
Highly Commended Entries
- Grangemouth Contractors Safety Alliance (GCSA) – for their video promoting awareness of mental health – The video was initiated by GCSA and filmed on their work site in association with Forth Valley College media students and professional volunteers (#NoStigma).
- Parklands Academy – for their work on “Promoting important safety messages for education and industry to use”, which involved the production of three innovative short videos by a group of school students, without complex equipment.
- Dwr Cymru Welsh Water – for their “STEP – Safety Takes Every Person” strategy.
- Performance Cycling – for their “SME health and safety” strategy.
Development Through Education Awards
Winners of the SCoS Award – 1st Prize
- Parklands Academy – for their work on “Promoting important safety messages for education and industry to use”. The judges identified that this work was inspiring and provided this group of young people, studying in school, with an opportunity to use their imagination to create a series of videos in their own time to encourage a positive approach to health and safety in the workplace.
Winners of the 2nd Prize
- MVV Environment Baldovie – for the LOcHER project they conducted to identify the main health and safety hazards within their industry. The project, which was driven by their interns and apprentices, provided a revised structure and depiction of the main hazards facing the organisation. The work of the interns and apprentices not only made a difference to health and safety in the organisation, but also made a difference to themselves as individuals. (#MEBLOCHERPROJECT)
Highly Commended Entries
- Grangemouth Contractors Safety Alliance (GCSA) – for the development of the video promoting awareness of mental health. It was well-acted and the use of the GCSA worksite for scenes brought it to life for workers and managers. It was a realistic and emotional video, which could not fail to raise awareness of mental health and encourage work colleagues to talk about it. (#NoStigma)
- Dundee & Angus College – for their “Winter Health Checks – Learner Engagement Project, which was also a LOcHER project.
- MVV Environment Baldovie – for their “Safety cupcakes” initiative. Cupcakes were made with icing symbols of site hazards on top, employees on site were asked if they could identify the hazard. If they identified the hazard correctly, they won the cake. (#SAFETYCUPCAKES)
Health Risks at Work Award
Special Projects Award
- Grangemouth Contractor Safety Alliance – for their development of a mental health video highlighting the need for colleagues at work to look out for signs of mental health in other workers and to try help them by talking about it, the video is called “#NoStigma”. #NoStigma - GCSA Mental Health Awareness Short Film - YouTube